Wicklow Rapid Response win €5,000 community trust fund

Date Published : January 6th, 2018    Published By : admin

Hearts were racing yesterday for the members of Wicklow Rapid Response when they received excellent news from Version 1.

Wicklow Rapid Response has been in the running to win a Community Trust Award worth €5,000.

Closing date was 31st December and after a hard-slog and hundreds of votes from the public, Vision 1 confirmed yesterday that Wicklow Rapid Response won the award.

The Community Responders are not much closer to acquiring a replacement critical care spec monitor-defibrillator for their sponsored Rapid Response Vehicle.

WRR Wicklow Rapid Response Vehicle rear rEG
Pic: (Wicklow Rapid Response)

Their replacement machine is expected to cost in the region of €20,000 and the group is setting itself up for further challenges to raise much needed funds for the replacement. In a statement on their Facebook page, Wicklow Rapid Response said ‘We have some work to do yet, but this is a big boost. Thank you so much to everyone who votes and shared our posts and to Version 1 for their generous corporate social responsibility’.

Version 1 is a leading IT Consulting and Outsourced Managed Services Company in Ireland and the UK with 900 people headquartered in Dublin. Established in 1996, Version 1 is a trusted technology partner to major domestic and international customers across all industry sectors in the UK and Ireland and one of the fastest growing IT services companies in Western Europe.

The Q4 2017 Community Trust had 17 submissions from various causes and groups in the run. There were 4 submissions for the one €5,000 grant, 7 submissions for four €1,000 grants and 6 submissions for five €500.00 grants.

Among the causes in the run for the €5,000 grant were 1st Old Windsor Brownies, the Areglen Parents Association for Areglan National School, a ‘Wheelchair accessible car for Kym’ and Wicklow Rapid Response.

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