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Here for us 24 hours x 365 days

1 Comment 31 October 2015

Piha / Karekare First Responders

Piha First ResponseThese volunteers are here for us 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

They’ve attended our household more than I’d care to count.   They have given pain relief, held our hands and cared for our grandchildren.    They ask for nothing in return.

So when St. John had their Emergency Care Conference “Burning Issues” in Whangarei it’s not surprising that our community wouldn’t tolerate them paying their own expenses.

Piha Karekare First ResponseThe word was put out  – it didn’t take long for their $190 per person registration fees, their accommodation and transport costs we well covered – excellent !

Piha folk may well have their squabbles but we’re all in agreement that these First Responders are worth their weight in gold.

St. Johns provided relief First Responders this weekend while our volunteers are away.

Below from left:  Mark Thomas (also a Piha volunteer Fireman),  Nicola Thomas (also a great dog walker), Bex Walton-Hannah and of course Fiona Anderson.

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First Responders:  Mark Thomas, Alan Gibson, Karel Witten-Hannah, Kelly Clarke, Bex Walton-Hanna, Jaquie Church, Nicola Thomas, Michelle Cunis and Fiona Anderson.

Piha Karekare First Response

If there is such a place called heaven you all deserve VIP seats.

Note: Some photos proudly stolen off Facebook

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  1. Martin says:

    Yes we at Piha are very lucky to have these great people. I to have used their services late one night. Very professional and know their stuff,

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