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.
Scroll down for information about our upcoming events!
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.
On Saturday the Knutsford First Responders, The Aaron Dixon Memorial Fund and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) joined forces to provide free heart screening for 103 young people.
Every week, 12 apparently fit and healthy young (aged 35 and under) people lose their lives to sudden cardiac death in the UK. A staggering 80% of these apparently healthy young people who die from young sudden cardiac death (YSCD) will have shown no previous sign of heart defects until it is too late – which is why screening is vitally important.
If there has been a young (under 35) sudden death in the family, the family is entitled to be screened on the NHS but otherwise routine screening is not available.
CRY offers subsidised ECG and Echocardiogram screening to all young people between the ages of 14 & 35. There is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities. This is by having an ECG (electrocardiogram) test. Results are read by a cardiologist. For extra clarity an Echocardiogram (ultrasound scan) can also be done. The conditions can be treated, securing a future for those identified.
All of CRY’s public events are free to attend. For details of future screenings see www.testmyheart.org.uk
The Knutsford First Responders are raising money for the next screening in Knutsford which will be held on 2nd April 2019 at the Knutsford Academy and will be available to all students of the school aged 14 or older. £5,000 is needed to fund this event, to donate please click here.
Yesterday an amazing £800 was raised during a wine tasting event hosted at Booths supermarket in Knutsford. A fabulous time was had by all who attended (even our “Little Anne’s” who help us teach CPR!). Thank you to the attendees, the volunteers who have organised and supported the event and also to Booths! The money will go directly to supporting our healthcare initiatives in Knutsford.
If you would like to find out more about our free evening courses that teach what to do in an emergency click here.
Our next fundraising event is a stall at the Christmas Craft Market on Saturday 1st December at Knutsford Methodist Church. See you there!
We now have a new scheme where you do not have to part from your hard earned cash to help us raise money. Simply donate unwanted items such as foreign currency, old mobile phones and stamps and we can recycle them to produce funds for our various community activities.
We have the pleasure to announce that booking is now possible for the heart screening day we are hosting in memory of Aaron Dixon. Available for anyone aged 14 to 35. Please go direct to the website to book your place. Appointments are FREE. However please remember, each appointment actually costs £75, fully paid for by donations, so if you book an appointment be sure to add it to your diary! Missed appointments still have to be paid for. We have the pleasure to be able to offer this event to Knutsford residents with the kind help of Debbie Dixon who lost her son Aaron aged just 24 due to a genetic heart defect.
A fabulously fun day was had by all at the Barclays family fun day at Radbrook hall on Saturday. Well done Stuart and the team who worked hard to make this happen. We raised £178 which will be match-funded by Barclays. Thanks to Barclays for continuing to invite us to this annual event!
We have got the wine tasting evening coming up next on the 27th of September. See the poster for details!
Members of KCFRT were delighted to attend North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) in house award ceremony, recognising Clinical Excellence across Cheshire & Merseyside.
3 team members, Pauline Coffey, Terry Griffiths & Sylvia Thomas were proud to receive the Everyday Hero Award on behalf of the Trust at this inaugural event.
The award was given in recognition of the breadth of the Trust’s work across it’s 4 operating areas and it is well deserved by every volunteer who helps in any capacity.
Sylvia stated “It is a credit to us all to receive such a recognition from our own peers within NWAS”
Well done team KCFRT!!