First Responders Group extend thanks for donations

August 17, 2015

As the fundraising drive continues for the imminent establishment of the Crossmaglen Community and District First Responder Scheme in September, Damien Martin, the man behind the initiative, has extended a huge thanks to Dr Fee for his kind offer to pay for a defibrillator for the group and to all who donated to the First Responders fund at last Thursday’s public meeting regarding health care in South Armagh.

A total of £330 and 80 euro was raised for which the group are extremely grateful.

Special thanks is also extended to Briege and Paul McCreesh from Glenpac Bacon Products in Crossmaglen who recently made an extremely generous donation to the fund and to Crossmaglen Credit Union who are sponsoring 4 essential emergency kit bags for the First Responders.  The group also wish to thank the Crossmaglen Community Association for its help and support since lobbying for the scheme began last year, in particular Maeve McKeown and Gerard McMonagle.

The latest donations mean that, coupled with the emergency kit bags sponsorship already received from Diageo Ireland and the Byrne family, and the donation of a defibrillator from Heartsine Belfast, the First Responders group now have 6 fully kitted Medical Bags and 2 A.E.D’s enabling its volunteers to attend any Emergency situation.

Fundraising continues for the scheme, which will be a vital lifeline to the people of Crossmaglen and beyond, and anyone wishing to volunteer as a First Responder is welcome to contact the Crossmaglen Community and District First Responders team via the Facebook page or speak to Damien Martin directly.