Ripon employer Wolseley UK has donated more than £1,000 in support of a group of volunteers who provide critical medical assistance in the city.
The group known as Ripon CFR (Community First Responders) is a team of medically trained volunteers who help the emergency services as first-on-the-scene support in critical situations such as heart attacks or breathing emergencies.
Staff at the Ripon office of Wolseley UK raised the money through dress-down days and competitions.
Michelle Henstock, Wolseley UK payroll manager, said: “Our staff here at the Ripon office are very keen to support both national and local charities and they raise over £5,000 each year.
“We’re particularly pleased that over £1,000 has been raised for Ripon First Responders as they offer an invaluable service in the community.”
Co-ordinated by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Community First Responders have been active in Ripon for nearly two years.
Team member Claire McKeown said: “We’re delighted with this generous donation from Wolseley UK staff as it will help us buy a vital training tool known as a ‘Resus Annie’ – a Resusci Anne Simulator – which can be used to teach volunteers CPR techniques and emergency first aid.”