Six of our Community First Responder Schemes recently received community grants from their local Coop stores. Slough, Maidenhead, Bitterne, New Milton, Lower Earley and our Hayling Island Schemes all received cheques of between £1300 and £4500. Funds were raised by local shoppers as well as Coop staff who came up with a number of ways to support their local CFR Scheme. Our CFRs also spent time in their local stores talking about the volunteer support they give to the local community, demonstrating CPR as well as recruiting new volunteers. The schemes will use the money to purchase items like CFR kit bags, upskill kits for volunteers and, for one scheme, the donation will go toward their target to buy a CFR vehicle for their area.

Thank you to all our local Coop staff and customers who have once again been so supportive.