LUCFR Volunteers

LUCFR Sponsored Responding Marathon

Fundraising for Leicester RAG
raised of £2,000 target
by 61 supporters
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Participants: All of our LUCFR volunteers, made up of Leicester Universities staff and students, will be taking part in this event.
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From Friday 27th - Sunday 29th November, our volunteers will be volunteering back-to-back for the entire weekend (00:00-23:59)to raise funds for our Scheme! This will be an amazing achievement for our group, as our volunteers are also full time students!

Leicester University Community First Responders (LUCFR) are a group of students from University of Leicester and De Montfort University that respond to 999 calls on behalf of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). The aim of the scheme is to reduce the time taken for potentially life-saving treatment to be initiated to people within the community ahead of an ambulance. 

We currently have one fully equipped response vehicle and a second set of equipment that can be used by students whilst they are attending placements anywhere within East Midlands. Our responders attend a range of medical emergencies including cardiac arrest, breathing difficulites and unconsciousness. You can find out more about our group, what a community first responder does and our responding statistics here:

As well as responding to 999 calls, our volunteers also organise and attend community events to engage the public in health awareness activities, including the use of specialised mannequins to teach CPR. This is in an effort to further increase the chances of survival following cardiac arrest in the community, by equipping the public with the skills to initiate this procedure ahead of the emergency services. 

LUCFR relies on donations from events such as this in order to fund the medical equipment, response vehicle and all other running costs. With your kind contribution, it will allow us to continue volunteering within Leicester city and the surrounding communities. 

As a sign of our appreciation, we will send you a LUCFR supporter badge for all donations over £5 plus a LUCFR supporter window sticker for donations over £10

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On behalf of LUCFR, I would like to like to say THANK YOU for helping us continue to run this voluntary service within Leicester! It will be an exciting event for our scheme to volunteer non-stop for a whole weekend, and I am very proud of our volunteers for rising to this task whilst juggling their academic work!

Oliver Coleman - LUCFR Scheme President

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About the charity

The Students’ Union is a registered charity, and as such, all affiliated Student Groups are part of that registered charity. Their funds are held centrally by the SU. All money fundraised by students for external charities must be banked through the SU RAG in order to comply with UK Charity Law.

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