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Heifer News  September 2002
Community Lauch
Over forty guests enjoyed cheese and wine refreshments on the evening of Tuesday 3rd  September to celebrate the launch of HFR gaining its charity status. Display boards showing training and first aid at events also included equipment wish lists (see links for further info).

Spreading the News
Our first newspaper mention came in August following our success with Awards for All. We continue to highlight safety as well as first aid in a recent article by Graham for the Hants and Berks Rover Owners entitled "D is for Danger". Gillian also gave an evening seminar in Kingsclear explaining our aims and scope.

HFR has now joined National Centre for Volunteering, and our membership of Hart Voluntary Action has enabled Graham to attend their Business Planning Course.

First Aid Courses
We have just run another Guide Leaders 1st  Response, Basic First Aid course. Where we trained 18 adults in a variety of first aid skills. We are also taking provisional bookings from a number of other groups for 2003. So get in touch soon if you want a course for next year.

Awards For All
We were very successful with our application for money for an easi-loader stretcher. We were awarded £3,290 and are in the process of purchasing this now. Thank you National Lottery. 

In Progress
We have started to put in place a system to enable us to become a registered organisation via the Criminal Records Bureau. This will be necessary as new members volunteer. 

We are also in the process of consolidating our insurance with one agent to minimise costs and streamline the whole system from Public Liability to Medical Indemnity cover. We will issue members with a summary of insurance details in the next month. 

Members Training
We have finally found an equivalent qualification to Ambulance Aid level 2. This is the Wiltshire Ambulance Service First Responder course, which takes place on 28 October-1 November 2002. Four members or HFR will undertake this residential course and further places have been secured by Kent Priority Care and other voluntary organisations.

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