FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2011
For more information, contact:
Cheryl Jackson-Leafield, Marketing Manager UK and Ireland
+44 (0)161 786 0304

 

Two Charities supported by 4imprint in latest Helping Hand Giveaway

(Manchester, UK) – As part of their Helping Hand programme 4imprint the promotional products distributor has donated 100 printed trolley coin keyrings each to the Scottish Burned Children’s Club and Community First Responder to help with their fundraising and awareness campaigns.

The Scottish Burned Children’s Club works with young people up to the age of 18 years who have sustained burn and scald injuries. The organisation, which receives no central funding and relies entirely on the support of volunteers for fundraising, sponsorship and donations, helps in the rehabilitation process and supports victims and their families; as well as raising awareness of the problem and promoting safe practice with regards to everyday household items such as kettles, bath water and hair straighteners.

Mark Stevenson, Chair of SBCC said “This Helping Hand donation has helped us to raise funds to support our work in preventing future life threatening injuries. By asking for a donation of £2 for each keyring at fundraising events, we have been able to publish posters and leaflets advising parents and children of the dangers from hot water.  We are truly grateful for the generous support from 4imprint”.

Community First Responders are volunteer members of the community, trained to respond to emergency 999 calls in partnership with their local ambulance service. They provide immediate care to patients in their local area and are key to administering immediate first aid. They are trained to deliver basic life support including oxygen administration and defibrillation to patients in sudden cardiac arrest. The responder can then begin vital life saving first aid before the arrival of an ambulance, further increasing the patient’s chance of survival.

Kings Hill and Larkfield Community First Responders, a team of 11 volunteers who respond to calls to South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, received 100 trolley coin keyrings as part of the Helping Hand programme. John Walker, Responders & Fundraising Co-ordinator said “People are only aware of the volunteer work we do when we turn up on the doorstep whenever a 999 call is made for an ambulance. The keyrings are a perfect opportunity to not only raise some much needed funds towards equipment, but also to raise awareness of the work we do.”

During June 4imprint will be offering 100 Campaign Ribbons in the Helping Hand programme and the trolley coin keyrings proved so popular that they will be on offer again in July. More details about the Helping Hand programme can be found at: https://www.4imprint.co.uk/helpinghand

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Further information
Cheryl Jackson-Leafield, Marketing Manager UK and Ireland
+44(0)161 786 0304

Further information Community First Responders, see https://www.community1stresponders.co.uk/.

Further information Scottish Burned Children’s Club, see https://www.theburnsclub.org.uk/

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