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ICRR NEEDS YOUR HELP

By John Kearney, Sunday, 7th February 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: GPs responding voluntarily, Fund Raising.

Dear Friends,

The volunteers who serve with Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) are not interested in income, but in outcome: your life and the lives of your loved ones.

ICRR has been built entirely on volunteerism. Without the extraordinary generosity of doctors and paramedics who attend to life-threatening emergencies at a moment’s notice and in their free time, ICRR could not exist.

115 GPs have joined ICRR to date and we aim to have 500 more signed-up by 2020. There is no shortage of goodwill, but to get our national network fully up and running, we are challenged with a chronic shortage of funding.

While volunteerism is at the heart and soul of ICRR, saving lives comes at a price. No Rapid Response doctor can hit the road without a kit of professional emergency equipment and supplies. Each kit costs €5,000. Purchasing and providing a used 4X4 SUV for select Rapid Response teams runs between €15,000 and €20,000. In addition, we at ICRR, carry the costs involved in upskilling our volunteer doctors, insurance, administration, logistics, and more.

Accidents and medical emergencies, by nature, do not announce themselves in advance. You never know when you, your family, neighbours or employees, may need ICRR. We need you to make sure our troops have all they need to bring the A&E to you as fast as possible and wherever you are.

YOU can make a difference!

Please consider a donation. No matter how small or large, your gift will be invested in saving lives.  /we-need-you/donate-to-us.310.html

Or how about fundraising for ICRR by hosting or running an event? /we-need-you/fundraise-for-us.327.html

And if your business or company would like to get involved, we are happy to devise a sponsorship package tailored to suit the needs or your organisation. /we-need-you/get-involved.311.html

ICRR can also come to you and provide your employees with training in CPR/AED with PHECC certification.Your place of work will not only be safer, but getting your employees armed with life-saving skills will qualify them to respond to emergencies at home and in their communities. After all, 70% of heart attacks happen in the home in Ireland. Even a 50% chance of survival from cardiac arrest means that CPR has to be administered within five minutes.

ICRR is here to save lives. Please help us carry out our mission. Just drop us a line and we will be in touch. Email us at: info@icrr.ie

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

John Kearney

CEO, Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR)



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