Responding to the community. Responding to People. Responding to the challenge
Woking Community First Responders

Meet the Team

Simon RammSimon Ramm
Simon lives near Woking town centre and has been responding to 999 calls since Nov 2008. He works full time at Procter & Gamble in Weybridge.

“P&G have been hugely supportive of the Woking Community First Responder scheme and have donated substantial funding and expensive medical diagnostic equipment. This has enabled us to purchase further equipment with a view to recruiting more volunteers in the local area.”

Graham LoughmanGraham Loughman (Lenny)
Lenny lives in the Brookwood area and has been responding since May 2009. Lenny is no stranger to the 999 system as he was a fire-fighter for Surrey Fire & Rescue and now works for a Private Fire service with over 15 years experience.

Lenny feels that his background has really helped him in his new role as he has a history of assisting people in the community that need the help of the emergency services.

“Alongside emergency first aid knowledge, a big part of being a First Responder comes down to people skills.” 

Conor MaherConor Maher
Conor, who lives in Pyrford with his wife and two children, has been responding to 999 calls since October 2014. He has been involved in a number of volunteering interests in the Woking area for many years - he is an Honorary Life President of Woking Town FC and a Medic at Chobham Rugby Club.

"I have always believed in the personal benefits of volunteering and the Community First Responder role offers a unique opportunity to develop new skills while giving something back to your local community. It is a privilege to be invited into someone’s home at a time of great personal need, helping them and their families through an emergency medical situation."

Cameron AveryCameron Avery
Cameron lives in Woking with his family and started responding in January 2014. He is an experienced First Aider, having been qualified for over 15 years.

"I wanted to use my experience to help the community – the First Responder scheme offers a fantastic way to do this."

 

Kerry HarrisonKerry Harrison
Kerry lives in Knaphill and produces all of our design, photography and marketing materials. Having originally been asked if she could
build a website to help launch WCFR, she now regularly donates her time and skills to help produce photography, update the website & work on any promotional materials.

"Its wonderful to be able use my photography skills and background of creative design to help promote a organisation which makes a real difference to my own local community. I look forward to continuing to work within the team as a volunteer and helping them to grow."

 

Gurli MedcalfGurli Medcalf
Gurli lives just outside Woking and started responding in April 2013 after having been involved with St John Ambulance as a First Aider over a number of years.

“I heard about First Responders from a colleague and thought that it would not only enhance my skills and knowledge of first aid but would also allow me to give something back to my local community."

Sue ShawSue Shaw

Sue is a full time mum of three children who lives in the South Woking area, she has been responding since June 2010.

"I felt that I could fit the requirements of a First Responder around a busy home life and hopefully help people within my local area. The training provided me with the knowledge and confidence to assist when needed - not just with first aid but also showing people the care and compassion that is required by a Responder. It is great to be part of a successful team and I hope my contribution will prove useful.”

Glyn WilloughbyGlyn Willoughby
Glyn lives in West Byfleet with his family and has been responding since April 2011. Alongside a career in education, he has also gained experience with the emergency services with the St John Ambulance and also, for a number of years, as a retained fire fighter with Surrey Fire and Rescue. In addition to responding, Glyn is also a voluntary driver with the Patient Transport Service and enjoys spending time with his family as well as dinghy sailing and playing tennis.

"I enjoy being with and meeting different people and being involved in helping in the community. As a first responder I am able to do all these things and am also able to enhance my knowledge, skills and experience at the same time."

Sue McKeownSue McKeown
Sue lives in Woodham and joined the team in June 2012 to assist in the execution of the Defibrillators for Schools programme. As well as providing many of the connections to local Secondary Schools that she has associations with, she is also an active member of the training team in support of the ongoing programme.

"Enabling local schools to benefit from the amazing knowledge, support and equipment this organisation can bring has been an opportunity I have relished. Knowing that I can help make a real difference to the local community has been a significant motivator for me and I look forward to further helping the team as I can in the years to come."