Tesco kick-starts fundraising efforts by Northallerton’s First Responders team

The First Responders, Chopsticks representatives and Tesco colleagues at the store in Northallerton.
The First Responders, Chopsticks representatives and Tesco colleagues at the store in Northallerton.

The Northallerton First Responders team has received a helping hand from a local superstore.

Tesco has donated £500 to the team and is also supporting the First Responders by housing a new equipment locker that has been produced by local charity Chopsticks.

The store will be a collection point which will enable the team to collect vital equipment at the start of their shift.

Representatives from both the First Responders and Chopsticks went along to the store for a cheque presentation and to reveal the new equipment locker.

David Cundell, volunteer and co-ordinator for the First Responders, said “This donation is a massive boost to our funds and will allow us to add to our equipment, not only for operational use but also to help with recruitment and training. It is great that Tesco are backing such an important local initiative.”

Tesco store manager Gemma Manders said: “We are delighted to be able to help the Northallerton First Responders with such a worthwhile cause. Having recently installed a community defibrillator in store, we realise just how important it is to have a quick response time when someone suffers a life threatening event.”

Anyone interested in volunteering with the First Responders team can find out more by contacting Patrick Murphy on 07824 407955.