Community First Responders

A project by: Alexander Ferriman


WE RAISED £2,128

from 95 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 21 Apr 2017
Community First Responders need your help to continue our lifesaving work

University of Nottingham Community First Responders

We are a Students' Union Society of approximately 60 trained volunteers, acting as an additional resource to the East Midlands Ambulance Service. We provide emergency care to real patients in a variety of life threatening situations throughout the area and aim to give our volunteers a chance to have a real impact on the lives of people within our community.

We have helped at nearly 1200 incidents in the area since our inception. At over half of these cases, we provided vital emergency care before the emergency crews arrived. Our emergency care has included attending to:

  • 107 Cardiac Arrests
  • 302 Medical Emergencies
  • 449 Cardiac Complaints
  • 292 Unconscious Patients
  • 383 Patients with difficulty breathing
  • 198 Trips and Falls

But we do this with borrowed equipment!

Your donation will help us to buy two new defibrillators. Without these, we cannot continue our life saving work.

Find us here

Please could you help us?

  • You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – use the social media icons above to promote on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog. Any way that you can.
  • In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
  • And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.

With your help we can continue to save lives in the Nottingham and Derby Area

3 months ago

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported and donated to our project so far! We've reached the minimum target that we set, this is enough to purchase one defibrillator. I think this is amazing. But we need another defibrillator to ensure the longevity of our scheme. In order to do that we need to raise another £600 and we have four days to do so. If everyone could have one last final push to get us as close to our total as possible that would be amazing! Please share it with all of your friends, your colleagues and family. Thank you.


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Well done!

Great work one and all and Good luck in getting to your target.

Good Luck and well done

Well done Alex, a very worthwhile cause. Love, Ian and Sue.

What a fabulous project! Hope you get the money you need. Regards Rachel

Great job being carried out daily to save lives and deliver vital and speedy first response to the community. Wish you all great success with this lifesaving initiative and trust that you achieve your fundraising goal.

Good luck and keep up the amazing work

Well done all of you - good luck! Wanda, John and family

Good luck with your project xx

Matt stinks but I guess he's also kinda cool

Money going towards a great cause. 👍

Keep up the good work Becky Russell and team! Lots of love, Jo, James & Abigail xxx

To help acquire defibrillators