A group of young Deeside first aiders are now dressed the part thanks to a donation from housebuilder Redrow.
The Ewloe-based company funded a set of new uniforms for the cadets, all aged between 10 and 18, based at the St John Ambulance Deeside Division, on Fairfield Road, Queensferry.
Group leader Kayleigh Wheeler said: “We’d like to thank Redrow for its generous contribution. We don’t receive any government funding and rely on donations like this from businesses and the public, in addition to the small fees we charge to provide first aid cover for local events, to operate.
“Donations help us to stay local and continue to train young people in vital lifesaving skills.”
Jason Newton, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), said: “St John Ambulance Deeside is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who provide an invaluable service to the Flintshire community. We are very proud to support them and the work they are doing to train young cadets.”
The Deeside division is part of St John Cymru Wales
, which provides opportunities and development programmes for individuals aged five to 25. These programmes help teach vital lifesaving first aid skills, provide a place to create friendships and opportunities for exciting new challenges.
St John Cymru Wales is a major youth organisation, with over half of its 4,500 volunteers under the age of 18, and individuals can sign up to be a Badger or a Cadet.
For more information visit youth.stjohnwales.org.uk.
Redrow itself has a proud health and safety record. Last year the company was shortlisted for a St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Award for its efforts to place more than 100 lifesaving defibrillators at sites across England and Wales. It also received a special commendation at the NHBC Health and Safety Awards for the same initiative.
The developer was singled out for recognition for the scheme, which gives staff, contractors and the local community access to the equipment in the event of a medical emergency.
For more information about Redrow Homes and its developments in Flintshire visit www.redrow.co.uk
Established more than 40 years, Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, with a £1billion turnover and building more than 4,000 homes in 2014/15 financial year.
Operating across England and Wales, there is a strong emphasis on providing high quality homes in prime locations and its housing ranges feature designs to suit all lifestyles:
• The Heritage Collection combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors.
• The classically styled Regent Collection features Georgian inspired street scenes and architecture.
• Redrow has also launched a new brand of contemporary homes in Abode, which boast open plan layouts with streamlined kitchen, dining and lounge areas, high specification wet rooms and outdoor living space.
Redrow also creates exclusive bespoke developments in both rural and urban locations. The company has won numerous awards over the years, including, most recently, the Gold Award for Best Large Housebuilder at the What House? Awards 2015 and 2014, Best House Design at the Sunday Times British Home Awards 2015, the 2014 Building Awards Housebuilder of the Year and five consecutive 5* awards in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey. Its ‘My Redrow’ online tool won the overall Customer Engagement category at the 2013 Peer Awards for Excellence. Web: www.redrow.co.uk