Community Hero 2017 Winner Revealed

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Posted on October 17th, 2017 by Rachel Jackson

Voting has been counted and the result is in.

We are delighted to announce that the Winner of our Community Hero 2017 is:

Gavin and Max

“Gavin & Max are Ambulance First Responders who give up their time on a voluntary basis to attend those in need of medical assistance. Based in Nantwich they attend incidents not only within the town, but in the surrounding rural areas, allowing ambulance-standard assistance to arrive more quickly in harder-to-reach areas. In addition, they give tirelessly of their time to talk to community groups about the importance of summoning assistance from the ambulance service, demonstrating how to make use of defibrillators and to give give CPR. All of this is done with good will, humour and entirely free of charge. Emergency medical assistance has been provided rapidly and professionally to countless people taken ill or involved in accidents, sometimes involving very extreme trauma.”

Gavin and Max

“By talking to community groups in a humorous and matter of fact way, Gavin & Max have taken the fear away from contacting the ambulance service and have also enabled countless people in the local community to be able to take control and give useful assistance in the case of illness and emergency. They are particularly good at encouraging the older generation not to hold back from contacting the ambulance service is something such as breathlessness, weakness or pain which is unusual for them or their relatives/friends and this means that lives have undoubtedly been saved and the effects of illness considerably reduced.”

We are delighted to announce them as the overall winners and look forward to giving them the prize of  a £500 voucher from London Stansted Airport .


TheGivingMachine Community Hero was designed to celebrate unsung community heroes, people who make a difference to their community and go that extra mile to help others.  In our eyes everyone who was nominated is a hero – read all the amazing nominations we received

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