Having left her native South Africa in 2016, to make a new life in the UK with her husband Howard and young daughter Isobel, Jamie joined our KCFRT Heatstart Team in 2017.
As a fully qualified Paramedic in South Africa, Jamie was a fantastic addition to our team of volunteers; having all the necessary skills to help us support the Knutsford Community in “Saving Lives”.
Jamie is also a very experienced professional Photographer and has now set up her own Photographic Company. Since arriving in the UK, she has given birth to a beautiful baby boy – Mark.
Jamie initially became a Heartstart Facilitator, but soon progessed to a fully quailified Heartstart Instructor, joining our other small team of Heartstart Instructors. Jamie gave her first Heartstart Course last month to 31 attendees!
Have you attended one of our HeartStart courses and gone on to save someone’s life? Or did one of our First Responders attend to you or one of your relatives during a response to a 999 call? Have you ever had to use one of our publicly accessible defibrators? Please get in touch and share your story! The Knutsford Community First Responder Trust (KCFRT) are appealing for anyone who has used their services to come forward for a short interview for a promotional video. If you’d prefer not to be involved in the video itself, please get in touch anyway, we’d love to hear from you.
An update on our fundraising efforts to place a defibrillator in the Ashworth Park area of Knutsford – we are now at a total of £790 £985!!! Thanks to all who have contributed! We still have a further £1015 to go!
The Knutsford Community First Responder Trust are running a crowd funding scheme to raise £2000 to place a publically accessible defibrillator in the Ashworth Park area of Knutsford. In total 220 Leaflets will be distributed around Ashworth Park area and thus far the total amount of money that has come in via cheques or online donations total £630! Great start, thank you everyone!
For a few years now at the KCFRT Christmas do awards have been awarded to several of our volunteers to demonsatrate how much their hard work is appreciated. The Knutsford Guardian has published an article about this years event. Click here to read it.
Our volunteers spent the day yesterday in Booths in Knutsford sharing Christmas cheer with carol singing. During the morning Star choir delighted shoppers and in the afternoon, Knutsford Beats. Both choirs are Knutsford based and run by Di Healey. Thank you so much to them for sparing their time and voices to raise money for KCFRT!
The last choir of the day was an eclectic mix of hoarse folks from KCFRT and Knutsford Methodist church, we might not have been asa professional as the choirs, but we certainly had the Christmas cheer!
We collected an increible £1134.34. Special thanks to our Chairman Sal and husband Pete who were ‘on duty’ the whole day.
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, look out for our next fundraiser on Burns Night (Fri 25th Jan) – Whisky and Haggis Tasting at Booths – Tickets now available! £15. To book call 07704 288779 or ask in store.
A team of tuneful volunteers seranaded customers of Booths in Knutsford on Saturday who were clearly impressed as they donated an incredible £1165! We are turely grateful for this generosity and we will be putting this money to good use across our initiatives all aimed at saving lives in Knutsford. THANK YOU!
Thanks also to the volunteers who helped make this possible including all our singers, musicians and bucket shakers.
If you missed out on hearing us, don’t worry – we are in Booths again on Sunday 23rd December from 3 to 4pm.
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Yesterday a team of our volunteers shook buckets in Knutsford’s Booths supermarket. The Christmas spirit was in full bloom and we received donations in the region of £520! This is a great boost to us and we send our ‘heart’felt thanks to all who donated. Your money will go towards our various initiatives in Knutsford in the coming year.
Our next fundraising event is tonight where have SAPPHIRE playing live at Toft Cricket Club!
Our Chairman Sal Thompson and her band SAPPHIRE are performing at Toft Criticket Club on 7th December, all proceeds go to the Knutford First Responders. Come down, enjoy a few drinks and some great acoustic tunes. £10. Contact us here for tickets.