Cameron boosts emergency vehicle appeal

Cameron boosts emergency vehicle appeal


Cameron Homes which is based in Chasetown and is building a 70-home new development at Norton Canes called Deers Leep, has donated £500 to The Burntwood Community First Responders charity.

The organisation is aiming to raise £40,000 to replace one of its two cars which are used to help people in need of emergency medical help.

West Midlands Ambulance Service identified the need for a community-based emergency response service and the volunteer responders are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to respond to 999 calls in the Burntwood area.

“We are totally reliant on donations and grants, together with our own fundraising, to keep us on the road. This includes purchasing and maintaining both of our response vehicles, buying uniforms and other equipment,” explained Linda King, the charity’s business liaison officer.

“Our older car has clocked up over 134,000 miles and is becoming a financial drain on our very limited resources so we launched an appeal to buy and convert a new vehicle.

“We do not receive any funding from West Midlands Ambulance Service so we were delighted to receive this kind donation from Cameron Homes.

“We regularly organise and support fundraising activities and provide free CPR and defibrillator awareness sessions in local communities, including schools.

“Our total raised to-date is £32,871 and we are overwhelmed with the support from local people and businesses. We are still in the process of applying for grants and continue to contact companies and organisations for assistance and have various fundraising events planned,” Linda added.

Sonya Bagley, marketing executive of Cameron Homes, said that the business was pleased to be able to help the charity with a £500 donation.

“The Burntwood Community First Responders charity is a very worthwhile organisation and we wish it well in its campaign to buy a new vehicle,” she said.