A pub landlord has donated £2,000 to help his south Norfolk town's team of lifesaving volunteers.

Phil Taylor, of the Kings Head in Loddon, has handed over the donation to help his local Community First Responder (CFR) team expand the medical coverage they provide for their community.

His donation has allowed for the purchase of a second medical kit bag that will enable the six volunteers in the Loddon CFR group respond to more patients and incidents.

The volunteers are called on any time, day or night, to help reach patients most in need. 

CFRs volunteers often provide early life-saving emergency aid ahead of an ambulance arriving.

They are trained and governed by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST). 

Mr Taylor said: “Loddon Community First Responders do a great job in their community, giving up their free time to respond to medical emergencies in the area.

"In the past few months, the Loddon CFRs have helped friends of mine in their time of need, so as a thank you for all their hard work and professionalism I have given them a donation to help purchase a new response kit bag and lifesaving equipment to enable them to continue serving our local community." 

Neil Gudge, from the Loddon CFR group, received the donation from Mr Taylor and, Tanya Taylor, manager of the Kings Head.

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Mr Gudge said: "I’d like to thank both Phil and Tanya for their generous donation and the ongoing support that they give to our group."

The donation was made through the East of England Ambulance Service Charity, which supports staff at EEAST, volunteers and local communities in ways above and beyond what NHS funding can ordinarily provide.

For more information visit www.eastamb.nhs.uk/about-us/charity.htm