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New vehicle for Community First Responders to help save lives
25 Jan 2016
by Simon Alton

Shrewsbury’s Community First Responders have taken delivery of a brand new vehicle which they say will help save lives.

The car has been donated by taxi firm, Go Carz, and will be used by First Responders in Shrewsbury, who are often the first at the scene of a medical emergency while an ambulance is on the way.

Community First Responder, Danielle Rowark, said the Shrewsbury group had never had its own vehicle before, and everyone was delighted.

She said: “My other half works for Go Carz as a driver manager and I asked him to have a word.

“He spoke to the owner who was more than happy to help. When Steve explained what the CFRs were all about he thought it was a great idea.

“I’m really happy, it’s so impressive what they have done in getting the car ready. It looks fantastic.

“It’ll certainly make people look when we go past and maybe it’ll raise more awareness of Community First Responders.”

Cindy Wilday, director at Go Carz, said the firm was very happy to help community causes.

She said: “We found out that the Community First Responders were using their own cars for emergencies. It was proposed to us that maybe we could donate a car.

“We were really happy and excited to be involved with the project and really pleased at the outcome.

“We do about 15,000 to 20,000 journeys a week, taking people to hospital appointments, x-ray appointments and job interviews.

“We are very grateful that they use us and we appreciate their custom. It’s nice to put something back into the community, which is really important to us as a company.”

Michelle Bunyan, Emily Edwards, Steve Hughes and Danielle Rowark.

Michelle Bunyan, Emily Edwards, Steve Hughes and Danielle Rowark.