Welcome windfall for two ‘richly deserving’ Redditch causes
06 June 2022
Two community groups in Redditch are celebrating after learning that they are to receive £1,000 through our Community Champions scheme.
This month, the winners include Redditch First Responders – a community response scheme which offers emergency medical care until ambulance resources arrive on the scene. Trained and supported by West Midlands Ambulance Service, the group nevertheless has to provide its own vehicles, including lifesaving medical equipment.
Spokesperson Sue Watkins said: “We deliver a vital service in emergency situations, and we are instrumental in keeping people stable until ambulance resources reach the scene. We will use this donation to help fund specialist equipment on our new vehicle and to help support CPR training in the community.”
South Redditch Eagles Under 15’s is a newly-formed junior football team for local youngsters. The club is in need of funds to buy playing kits and applied to persimmon under the Community Champions programme. Under-15’s manager Russell Browne said:
“The money will be a huge help to us. Kits are so expensive to buy, especially as players get older, and being new, we started off with absolutely nothing. This donation will go a long way in making us successful and we are very grateful.”
On behalf of Persimmon Homes South Midlands, managing director Russell Griffin said: “We are delighted to make a difference to two very different but richly deserving local causes by making this donation from our Community Champions fund.
Redditch First Responders do an amazing job in those vital minutes as people wait for the emergency services to arrive. By contrast, South Redditch Eagles are here to provide a constructive, sporting outlet for youngsters in the town, so they too deserve every encouragement.”