Woking Rotary Club donate £4,000

After the success of this year’s Woking Bikeathon, the Woking Rotary Club donated £4,000 to the Woking CFR team – a huge donation that will support the team’s ongoing community projects.

First Responder Sue Shaw says:

“We would like to say a massive thank you to the Woking Rotary Club for this very generous donation. In fact the thanks also extends to everyone who took part in the 2013 Woking Bikeathon and helped to make it such a successful and enjoyable event. The donation will enable us to expand our Defibrillators for Schools programme and to continue our current recruitment drive”

Woking Bikeathon Donation

Terry Smith from the Woking Rotary Club (centre) with First Responders Glyn Willoughby and Sue Shaw

Heathrow Community Fund donates £250

The Heathrow Community Fund, run under the guidance of The Communities Trust, makes donations to local community projects.

The Fund also supports volunteering and fundraising by airport staff and in this case donated £250 thanks to the efforts of Mark Rothwell.

First Responder Mark Rothwell says:

“We would like to pass on our thanks to Caroline Nicholls and everyone at the Communities Trust for the generous donation of £250″


Woking Bikeathon

On Sunday 12th May a team of Woking First Responders completed the Woking Bikeathon.

As one of the five main charities being supported by the Bikeathon, the team wanted to ensure they had a group of cyclists involved on the day to show support of the event.

Team Leader Simon Ramm says:

“The Rotary Club of Woking have supported our team from the very beginning and continue to be a key partner of ours into our fifth year in operation. On behalf of the whole team I’d like to say a big thank you to Terry Smith and everyone at the Club for their ongoing support”.

Nearly £500 of sponsorship money was raised to contribute to the Rotary Club’s benevolent fund.

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ASDA in Woking donate £100

ASDA logo



Our local ASDA store, based in the Lion Retail Park in Woking, kindly donated £100 to the team for winning its Community Token Scheme event.

First Responder Sue Shaw says:

“We would like to pass on our thanks to Rob Jackman and his colleagues at ASDA and of course to all the customers who selected our team with their green tokens”


Surrey Golfbags Charity Golf Society donates £4,100

The charity society, compromising more than 60 women from local golf clubs, raised the money during events that ran across 2012. The funding will be used by both the Woking and Guildford First Responder teams to maintain recruitment, training and acquisition of medical equipment.

Team leader Simon Ramm says:

“This very impressive donation means a great start to 2013 for the teams and ensures that we are able to better compliment the Ambulance Service in our local communities. We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to everyone involved in the fundraising effort.”