Keyingham life-savers named Scheme of the Year 2012

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KEYINGHAM COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS had their services recognised recently when they won an award from Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

The Team, who cover Keyingham and the surrounding villages in offering essential life-saving first aid, had been nominated for the Award and attended a special ceremony at Nidd Hall in Harrogate. Yorkshire Ambulance Service praised the Keyingham group for all their hard work and named them Scheme of the Year 2012.

Community First Responder schemes operate all over Yorkshire and train volunteers in life-saving skills. They respond to emergency calls in their local area and can provide essential life-saving treatment for patients in the vital moments before an ambulance arrives.

Keyingham scheme members were delighted with the Award. Coordinators Duncan Kirk and Samantha Watts would like to thank all the Team for the huge effort that they have put in over the last year, and they would like to give a big thanks to Yorkshire Ambulance Service and their trainers for all their support.

If anyone is interested in becoming a Responder in the Holderness area please contact Duncan Kirk on 07790 957 824 or contact Yorkshire Ambulance Service on 0845 120 3155 or at e-mail responders@yas.nhs.uk

Phot0: (left-right) Tracey Jenkinson, Shelagh Staniforth, Colin Storr, Samantha Watts, Duncan Kirk, Barry Rojahn, Amanda Strachin. Not Present – Pat Davison, Daniel Webb, Steve Moss, Chris Reed, Dawn Ward, Les Hunt, Mike Gower and Martin Stretton.

Visit: www.communityresponders.yas.nhs.uk

About the Author

Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (Editor)
Ray Duffill (photo by Neil Holmes) is a former community development manager but now describes himself as a beat-blogger or citizen-journalist. Ray lives in Hedon and also edits the Hedon Blog and is the Hedon correspondent for the Holderness Gazette.

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