12th July 2011
Marathon effort with help from lots of little friends
North Norfolk News, Thursday, July 21, 2011
Police Community Support Officer Lucy Collyer ran her personal best in the
London Marathon in April she was encouraged by the thought of hundreds of
local children willing her on.
Lucy was running to raise funds to buy essential equipment for Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders.
First Responders are volunteers who respond to emergency calls in the area where they live or work on behalf of the East of England Ambulance Service.
They are dispatched to the patient by Ambulance Control - in an area where the ambulance cannot realistically reach the collapsed patient within the first 8 minutes - stabilise them and, in doing so, help to keep the patient alive until the arrival of the Ambulance crew, who can undertake further life saving techniques.
Now all the sponsorship has been collected in from individuals, businesses, groups and schools.
Of the grand total of £1,720, local schoolchildren raised almost half.
In the last few days Lucy and Tim Thirst from the First Responders visited local schools to be presented with the final cheques.
“The Responders would like to thank everyone, however large or small their donation, for the wonderful response to our sponsorship request.
"The schools have been fantastic and have shown how much they value their local community. Special thanks to Lucy who did the really hard part!” said Tim.
The First Responders would still like more members to join them.
Further information is on their website: www.stalhamresponders.com
Community Infants School
Ruston Infants School
St. John’s Primary School
with some of the equipment she has raised money for.