Staff at Bridgnorth Specsavers have hosted a doctors and nurses day in support of Shropshire First Responders - with the funds raised allowing more ambulance volunteers to trained. 

The store has been supporting the charity for the past year by asking for donations in return for adjustments and repairs in store.

This time, staff decided to hold a fancy dress day to raise more awareness of their fundraising.

‘After supporting the First Responders for more than a year we thought we’d have some fun by dressing up for the day to raise more awareness for the cause,’ said Martin Skehan, store director.

'We managed to raise another £90 on the day, taking our overall total to more than £1,000’.

‘We’re so pleased to be able to lend our support to a cause which does a fantastic job for the local community,’ Martin continued. ‘The generosity of our customers means more volunteers can be trained to support the local ambulance service.’

Community First Responders are volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service, who live and work in the communities they serve. Attending emergency calls, they are often first on the scene and provide care and treatment until paramedics arrive.

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