A sum of £756 was raised by West Bridgford Conservative Club for the Trent Group Community First Responders at their Spring Fayre, bringing the total raised this year to over £1,800.
Club secretary, Peter Brunger, said “Each year, the club supports a chosen charity and members organise a raft of raffles and events from January through to December to raise much-needed funds.
“In 2018, we are delighted to be supporting Trent Group Community First Responders who do so much to help the community.
“This group of highly trained volunteers work closely alongside East Midlands Ambulance Service and respond in their spare time, unpaid, to answer 999 medical emergencies within their local communities.
“During busy periods they can often reach patients faster, particularly those living in rural areas, which may make all difference to the outcome.
“The team operates as a registered charity as it must purchase all its own specialist, and very expensive, medical equipment.
“At present, it costs around £1,000 to fully equip each individual First Responder. This year we are aiming to raise a total of over £3,500.
“We are exceptionally grateful to all those people who came along to support the event, to all the local businesses who generously donated a range of marvellous raffle prizes and, of course, to everyone who helped organise and run it on the day including members of the TGCFR team. It was a very successful afternoon.”