Freemasons of Vulcan Lodge Alfreton Donate £750 to Mansfield Community First Responders
At Vulcan Lodge March 2017 business meeting at Alfreton’s Masonic Hall, the Worshipful Master Iain Campbell, had the great pleasure in presenting a cheque for £750 to Mansfield Community First Responders, to enable them to purchase a defibrillator. The cheque was received on behalf MCFR by Simon Parry
Masons do not collect money from the public – all their charity giving comes from their own pockets. In fact, after the National Lottery, Freemasons are one of the largest supporters of non-masonic charities in the UK.
When recently there was an appeal for funds to help feed starving children in East Africa the Masonic Charitable Foundation immediately gave £100,000 to Plan International, to help them provide food packages, water purification and hygiene kits. Vind out more about the Masonic Charitable Foundation by visiting https://mcf.org.uk/community/
Mansfield Community First Responders dedicate their free time to carry out the role as community first responders. First responders work alongside the ambulance service to provide potentially lifesaving help attending code red situations which could be anything from a cardiac arrest to simply comforting and supporting the patient and their family.
Community first responders are real lifesavers, for patients experiencing cardiac arrest every second counts. For every minute that passes without defibrillation a person’s chances of survival can decrease by up to 10%.
More about Mansfield Community First Responders can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Mansfieldcommunityreponders/ or http://mansfield-cfr.co.uk/
Why not follow Mansfield Community First Responders on Twitter here https://twitter.com/MansfieldCFR and support them where you can.
Vulcan Lodge are pleased to support our Community, and make a difference wherever we can.