Local volunteers caring for local people during medical emergencies.

Tilehurst CFR

Would you like to give something back to your community? We are looking for volunteers who will be professionally trained by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) to deal with medical emergencies in our local area. We respond to appropriate 999 calls and provide life-saving treatment in the crucial minutes before an ambulance arrives. You CAN save a life.

What we do

We provide basic life support care until the arrival of the ambulance. We carry oxygen and a defibrillator as well as other medical equipment and pain relief. We can be with a patient very quickly – providing emergency care in the critical time before the ambulance arrives.


We are very grateful to all those who have donated money, time and energy to the local CFR scheme for this community. We would particularly like to thank:

  • The Village Butchers, Tilehurst www.villagebutchers.co.uk
  • Peking Chef, Chinese take-away, Hildens Drive
  • Tilehurst Royal British Legion Branch

If you live locally, or run a local business, and could help us with our fundraising we would love to hear from you.


Some CFRs run events where you can ‘meet the team’.

This area will display all events that the South Central Ambulance Charity are aware of.


CFRs often get asked to attend events such as a village fete or fair in order to demonstrate vital life saving skills and collect on behalf of our charity.

If you are organising an event and would like us to attend, please email us.



Some schemes have volunteers who are qualified to provide first aid cover at local events. To find out if we can do this for you please email us.



Join our team

If you would like to find out more about becoming a CFR please email cfr@scas.nhs.uk for an application pack. You can also contact our local scheme co-ordinator at tilehurstcfr@sca-charity.org.uk for an informal chat and to find out more, or you can complete the volunteering form.

hours on call by all SCAS CFRs in 2015

calls responded to by all SCAS CFRs in 2015

Contact details

Paul Hughes




David Hamer

Community Liaison and Training Officer

07770 437063