MER CFRs fundraising efforts boosted with £10,000 grant

We are delighted to announce that we received confirmation yesterday that our application for a £10,000 grant had been successful.

Volunteers, Trustees, and Friends of Midlands Emergency Response have been working hard to boost fundraising efforts in an attempt to buy a dedicated Nuneaton response car to replace the car we had to send back to Fiat earlier this year after they withdrew their support.

Funds are also desperately needed to purchase vital life-saving equipment and supply our new Community First Responders (CFRs) with uniform and essential kit.

Trustees Kelly and Jean have been working on various grant applications and we have now received the news from the National Lottery’s ‘Big Lottery Fund’ that we will be receiving a £10,000 grant shortly.

Speaking of the news, Jean said: “This is fantastic news and a massive boost to the charity. This grant enables us to purchase a new response car and provide our new Community First Responders with uniforms and essential kit”.

With a number of fundraising events being planned and efforts being made by various Friends of the charity, we’ve put together some tips for fundraising best practices for those wanting to fundraise on our behalf.

We’re currently in talks over organising an Autumn event so keep your eyes peeled for information on our website and on social media. We’re on Facebook and Twitter.

If you want to get involved with the charity and help us to continue our work you can read about how to become a volunteer for Midlands Emergency Response.

Thank you for your support! As a charity we rely solely on donations from residents and businesses in the local community.

Our Warwickshire CFRs are based in and around Coleshill and Nuneaton, with new recruits joining us from around the area. Our CFRs work in partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service to respond to 999 calls in and around Coleshill and Nuneaton, attending incidents in Arley, Astley, Atherstone, Bedworth, Birmingham, Coleshill, Coventry, Hartshill, Kingsbury, New Arley, Nuneaton, and surrounding areas.