Asda fund cash will help volunteers save lives

Asda Yorkshire XDC Community Fund October winner is the Community First Response Team.'Pictured: Angie Spencer (Asda - centre) with Sharon Walsh and Linda Milsom - Community First Respone Team.'h302a440
Asda Yorkshire XDC Community Fund October winner is the Community First Response Team.'Pictured: Angie Spencer (Asda - centre) with Sharon Walsh and Linda Milsom - Community First Respone Team.'h302a440

Volunteers who are first on the scene to help save lives in a medical emergency have been handed £100 from the Asda Yorkshire XDC Community Fund.

A team of community first responders with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service was chosen as October’s winner of the fund, which is run in conjunction with the Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express.

The five-strong team is based in Ackworth but helps people in Hemsworth, South Elmsall, South Kirkby and Upton.

The volunteers are trained in basic life support and can often get to an emergency before the ambulance.

They are equipped with a defibrillator, oxygen and first aid kit to help save lives.

The group was nominated for the money by volunteer Stephen Buckley. The cash will go towards a marquee for when the team gives demonstrations at community events to encourage volunteers and raise awareness of what to do in a medical emergency.

The fund gives away £100 to a different community group from the south east every week.

To apply, write to Gemma Jimmison explaining a bit about your group and how the money would be used if you were successful.

Winning groups must be able to get to the Asda Distribution Centre, Elmsall Way, South Elmsall, at 10am on the first Monday of the relevant month.

Email gemma.jimmison@ywng.co.uk or write to: Gemma Jimmison, First Floor, Bullring House, 23 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BJ.