The Witham Hub teams up with Witham Community First Responders

The Witham Hub has teamed up with Witham Community First Responders.  The two organisations have reached an agreement under which The Hub will provide the First Responders with a base to hold meetings and to carry out any training needed, using the charity’s first floor conferencing facilities.  The new arrangement is already underway having formally started on 28th March 2024.

In return for occasional use of The Hub’s conferencing facilities, Witham Community First Responders have taken over the maintenance of the four, soon to be six defibrillators currently managed by The Witham Hub.

Witham Community First Responders are a volunteer organisation that provides immediate assistance in emergency situations, when literally seconds count.  They handle category one and two calls, such as cardiac arrests, allergic reactions, breathing problems and will come to the aid of anyone who requires immediate attention, providing basic life support before an ambulance and its crew can get there.

Tina Townsend, Chair of the Witham Hub Trustees, said: “This is an ideal arrangement, Witham Community First Responders needed a base and we needed someone to look after the defibrillators to save staff or volunteers being sent out to check them, which has to be done on a regular basis.  We are very pleased to be working with Witham Community First Responders, who do vital work and genuinely save lives.”

Steven Hardy, Acting Co-Ordinator for Witham First Responders Group said: “Finding the Witham Hub and collaborating with them will really help with the growth of the group. Currently we are a team of six responders and we’ve never had a place to train the volunteers. Being able to train them is crucial to ensure that we continue to provide life-saving care. Working closely with The Witham Hub, we can assist with keeping Witham healthier through looking after the defibrillators. We look forward to working with The Hub on a long-term basis as they support the local community, just as we do. We are very grateful for their generosity.”

The Witham Hub has extensive, modern meeting rooms equipped with air-conditioning, presentation facilities, free wi-fi and complimentary tea and coffee, which are available for hire at very competitive rates. Meeting Room Hire – Witham Hub

The Witham Community First Responders at the first meeting held in their new home at The Witham Hub.