Foundation donation to Rother Responders


The Foundation has contributed £250 to the Rother Responders CFR.

The Rother Responder Community First Responders are volunteer members of the community, who are trained to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system in conjunction with the South East Coast Ambulance Service. The primary role of the CFR is to provide life-saving emergency treatment in their local area and was first setup in November 2012. The majority of its members cover Rye and surrounding Rother communities.

Jon Padovani, Rother Responders CFR Team Leader said ‘With our scheme currently expanding, we greatly appreciate this kind contribution from The Jempson Foundation as it will help towards the purchasing of the new equipment needed for the volunteers we have joining from the local area’. He continued ‘Each kit including a defibrillator has a cost of £1,400. You can find out more about us or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer or scheme supporter, please visit

Stephen Jempson said ‘The role of the CFR’s is vital and is made up of people who donate their own time to help other members of the community’. He continued ‘The Jempson Foundation was established to extend our support to the local community where we operate our stores, and it was with tremendous pleasure that we made this donation’.

Photographed with Jempson’s Peasmarsh store Greeter Pat Pepper are Rother Responders Michelle Kirkham, Jon Padovani, Carl Fraser & Tom.