A group of life-saving first responders who provide emergency medical aid to those living and working in the Wymeswold area is set to benefit thanks to support from a solicitors.
Leicester’s Nelsons Solicitors has announced its nominated charities of the year to include the Wolds First Response Trust. The trust provides financial support and assistance to the Wymeswold Community First Responders - a group of 11 volunteers who provide emergency medical aid to those living and working in the local community.
Nelsons will be supporting the trust through various fundraising events.
The Wymeswold Community First Responders receive intensive training by the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust which means that they can administer life-saving aid.
Partner and solicitor at Nelsons Simon Trees, who is also the founder and chairman of the charity, said he was delighted the Wolds First Response Trust had been named as the firm’s nominated charity.
He added: “I’m very proud that the Wolds First Response Trust has been nominated by Nelsons’ staff again as their charity of the year for Leicestershire.
“The charity was formed because we experienced a number of very narrow emergency medical escapes in the village and, when discussing this with other residents, decided to investigate to see if there was something we could do. I formed the charity in 2014, introducing a volunteer scheme which could provide medical care until the emergency services arrive - aiming to reduce the number of people who die in rural areas from cardiac arrests.
“Our volunteers carry extensive medical equipment, including defibrillators, oxygen, salbutamol, nebulising equipment and a whole array of kit, to enable them to treat patients with, for example, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest or distress, anaphylaxis and other life-critical events. A number of our volunteers are also further qualified in paediatrics and trauma.
“Wymeswold Community First Responders have attended more than 300 life-threatening call-outs and hope to grow the team in order to help more people, so we’re very grateful for Nelsons’ continued support.”