The committee of The Stephen Carey Fund at a recent meeting agreed that whilst we had all privately thanked those who have helped us achieve the things we have to date that we needed to give those individuals and organisations a shout out so that they gain the public recognition they deserve.
So here goes for starters:
Without Rapid Reaction we probably would be as far ahead as we are with our plans. This company within minutes gave us details of the people we needed to be connecting with, who to talk to about what and how they could help – from the very early days this gave us an immense springboard to reach out to so many of those who have since gone on to help us make the fund what it is today.
The team from NEAS have supported our early efforts, helping educate us with the rudiments of first aid and life saving skills. They have been a key part of our role outs of the defibrillators into the various communities with several awareness courses over the past months. They have assisted us in becoming qualified to deliver Heartstart Training, a key goal of the fund. They have put us in touch with similar minded organisations so that we may form working partnerships which will in time strengthen us as individual groups and also as a collective making our efforts even more wide reaching and effective.
Firstly a huge thank you to James and Ryan, employees of Pickard Electricals Ltd, who volunteered their own time with the offer to help fit all the defibrillators for the fund. Secondly to Neil Pickard who stepped in to provide assistance to the fund and to support his employees in their efforts.
Davidson & Son
This Alnwick based electrical wholesaler has kindly offered to provide all the wiring required for the installation of our defibrillators completely free of charge.
The Farriers Arms, Shilbottle
A mention for Liz Wallace who permits us to frequently ramble on for hours in her pub whilst we create, discuss and review the strategies of the fund.
There are many other individuals and organisations who have helped us to date and will do so into the future and we will be giving them a shout out in due course. It goes without saying that all involved with The Stephen Carey Fund thank each and every one of you greatly for the support that you have provided.