The 3rd annual CRY104fm fun walk from Greenpark in Youghal to The Quality Hotel and back which took place on Sunday June the 28th raised a fantastic €2300 ,the proceeds of which were split between Youghal Community First Responders and Community Radio Youghal.
Speaking at a special Cheque Presentation in Nagle House on Wednesday the 9th of September Patrick McCarthy from the First Responders sincerely thanked all those who generously supported the event with a special thanks to Community Radio Youghal for organising the event and in the process raising the profile of The First Responders who have to date responded to a total of 66 Emergency call outs so far this year in Youghal and the surrounding area times so far this year.
The Youghal Community First Responders are only tasked via the HSE National Ambulance .An ‘on-call’ system is in operation whereby if there is a cardiac emergency in the town of Youghal the responders will be sent as well as a HSE ambulance crew.
Voluntary CFRs (Community First Responders) can provide basic life support until such time that the HSE ambulance arrives.
Patrick also pointed out that in one of their most recent call outs The member of the Public in distress had received the First Responders emergency number courtesy of Community Radio Youghal and the funds raised from the Fun walk would go towards the purchase of a new Defibrillator for the strand area in Youghal and he gave a special word of thanks to the people of Youghal and surrounding areas for their continued support.
Meanwhile CRY chairperson Cllr. Mary Lenihan Foley said it was a privilege for the station to be able to highlight the work of the Youghal First Responders and was delighted that the funds raised would be put to such good use. Community Radio Youghal meanwhile also received €1150 from the walk which will go towards the upkeep and development of the station.