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Press Release from Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Rt Hon Tom Tugendhat MP and Sevenoaks CFRS

Written by Sevenoaks CFRs on Thursday, 01 October 2015

Launch of Sevenoaks CFRs New 4x4 Response Vehicle – Saturday 3rd October 2015

Local MP’s join forces to launch Sevenoaks CFRs New 4x4 response vehicle.

Sevenoaks Community First Responders (SevenoaksCFRs) have received a grant of £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to partly fund a new 4x4 Response Vehicle for the Sevenoaks District and surrounding areas. The Vehicle is being dedicated in the memory of a former Sevenoaks CFR, Ingrid Easterbrook, and will be launched on the Saturday 3rd October 2015 by Michael Fallon, Member of Parliament for Sevenoaks, and Tom Tugendhat MBE, Member of Parliament for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling.  Members of the public, friends and supporters are invited to come along and see the vehicle, meet the team, learn some CPR and enjoy refreshments by Raj Bari Indian Restaurant and Bo Jangles Coffee House whilst listening to music from Dortonian and friends. The dedication of the vehicle will be at 10.30am at the Sevenoaks Town Council Offices, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3QG.

Michael Fallon MP said “It is a great pleasure to be involved in the launch of Ingrid.  Sevenoaks Community First Responders is an excellent voluntary organisation that plays a vital role in saving lives in our local community: this new vehicle will enable them to offer a better service than ever.”

Tom Tugendhat MBE MP said “I am delighted to be attending the launch of Ingrid, which will make a huge contribution to the work of Sevenoaks CFRs. During my previous visit to see James and the team in July I was struck by their dedication to ensure our community is as safe as possible. They perform an indispensable function and provide a huge support to our emergency services. Ingrid will help them with their work and that is why I am delighted to be attending the launch on Saturday 3rd October.”

The Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.

Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.

Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

For more information please contact:

James Crawley

Trustee & Sev05

Sevenoaks Community First Responders

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