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East Neuk First Responders is an independent Community Resuscitation charity, working to imporove the survival and outcome of people who suffer life threatening emergencies in the East Neuk.

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Latest News and Events




10th Anniversary Ceilidh

To celebrate 10 years, East Neuk First Responders hold a ceilidh at Anstruther Town Hall

News posted: 26-Sep-2019

Guests were invited to celebrate with ENFR, by joining us in a 10th Anniversary Dinner and Ceilidh. Guests included persons who have supported us over the years and we were very grateful to Emma Scott (who used one of our defibs successfully to save her mum during a cardiac arrest), who cut our cake provided by Fisher & Donaldson. A big thank you to all who came and joined us!


10 Year Anniversary Cycle Ride

Cyclists take part in our cycle ride to raise funds for ENFR

News posted: 21-Jun-2019

Cyclists braved the weather, and the 37.4 miles route, to take part in our 10 year anniversary cycle ride. We are pleased to say that everyone successfully finished the race and all did fantastically! Thank you to everyone who took part!

Pittenweem Gymkhana raise funds for ENFR

News posted: 30-May-2019

Pittenweem Gymkhana have generously donated £300.00 to East Neuk First Responders! A huge thank you for their continued support!

East Neuk Business funds Lifesaving Equipment

Metaflake Ltd. Anstruther has funded the installation of a Life Saving Public Access Defibrillator on the outside of their premises

News posted: 27-Jan-2019

Metaflake Ltd. Anstruther has funded the installation of a Life Saving Public Access Defibrillator on the outside of their premises in Station Road, Anstruther. Tracy Knox one of the company's Directors said yesterday "it has been fantastic to have been able to work with East Neuk First Responders and support this installation for a busy trading area in Anstruther. It is now available should our staff require it but is also available 24/7 to anyone in the surrounding area." Gillian Duncan co-ordinator of East Neuk First Responders added "every second counts when someone is in cardiac arrest, the quicker a shock from a defibrillator can be delivered the better the chance of survival. Around 70 people in Scotland have an out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest every week currently less than 10% survive. These Public Access Defibrillators along with bystander CPR can help change these statistics and bring us closer to other European countries which have had survival rates of over 50% for a number of years."

Scotland's first Solar Defib Superbin

East Neuk First Responders assist in placing innovative piece of equipment at Lundin Ladies Golf Club

News posted: 31-Dec-2018

East Neuk First Responder are delighted to have been able to assist in the placing of Scotland's first Solar Defib Superbin. This solar superbin, from inventor and manufacturer Ian Lilley, has allowed the defib to be sited at the clubs highest and furthest away point.

Lundin Ladies Golf Club have said "LLGC were delighted to receive an unusual addition to their equipment this week - a solar powered charging unit for our defibrillator. The Club, like most golf club's around the country, have had a defib for a number of years, but have had concerns about the difficulties of accessing it from the remote parts of the course...Captain Frances McIntosh is delighted to offer the safety and re-assurance of this facility to our members and visitors."

East Neuk First Responders release video for World Restart a Heart Day

Working with local businesses to produce a video that's a bit of fun with a serious message

News posted: 26-Oct-2018

For World Restart a Heart Day 2018, we produced our own version of Carol Smillie's "500 miles". With the help of local businesses, we were able to produce this humorous video with a serious message.

View the video on our facebook page, or on our website here

Restarting Hearts in St Andrews

Free CPR sessions held in St Andrews for World Restart a Heart Day

News posted: 23-Oct-2018

East Neuk First Responders were pleased to work with the University of St Andrews School of Medicine and Operation Heart Start to run free 15 minute sessions on CPR and Defibrillator use. These were held on World Restart a Heart Day 2018 for members of the University as well as the public in St Andrews.

Village Bowled Over by Donation

Local Businessman funds Public Access Defibrillator at Pittenweem Bowling and Tennis Clubs

News posted: 16-Jul-2018

Pittenweem Bowling and Tennis clubs were delighted to have a lifesaving Public Access Defibrillator installed at their club last week. The funds for the equipment were donated by local businessman Jamie Morris. He said yesterday "I am delighted to have been able to donate this vital lifesaving equipment although I hope it is never needed!" Gillian Duncan from East Neuk First Responders who have organised the installation said "every second counts when someone suffers a cardiac arrest, the quicker a shock from a defibrillator can be delivered the better the chance of survival. This defibrillator is now available 24/7 to those using the Bowling Green and Tennis Courts but also anyone in the surrounding area.

East Neuk Dook Cheque Presentation

Two of our team receiving the cheque for the funds raised at the East Neuk Dook

News posted: 12-May-2018

Having been the charity chosen for the funds raised at the East Neuk Dook, today saw the presentation of the cheque from Fiona Corps.

With an additional £80.00 cheque added to the total, the amount raised is an amazing £5842.70! This will go to our work within the East Neuk of Fife.

We'd like to thank all those involved for their bravery, genorosity and support.

Lunchtime Lifesaver Launch

The Anstruther Boathouse team up for the launch of our Lunchtime Lifesaver project

News posted: 23-Apr-2018

We launched our new Lunchtime Lifesaver project, teaming up with the Anstruther Boathouse. We worked with staff members to raise awareness of the GoodSAM alerter app, and ran a 15 minute lifesaver session, teaching CPR and Defib skills. We are continuing to run more sessions with other businesses, increasing the number of CPR ready members in the East Neuk community!


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