Charity Information

Crowborough Community First Responders is a UK registered charity (No. 1157368)

Mrs Jennifer Tate

Mrs  Jennifer Tate became Patron of Crowborough Community First Responders in July 2016. Married to David, a former High Sheriff of East Sussex and current serving Deputy Lieutenant, they have 2 sons and moved to Crowborough in 1971, having also lived abroad for 6 years, spending time in Miami and Zambia in connection with David’s work at Tate & Lyle. Jennifer’s interests include piano, tennis, skiing and golf in which she has not only played for the county, but served as County President. Other interests include breeding and showing sheep, and a staged event walking her sheep over London Bridge raised over £47,000 for charity. Actively fundraising for charities over the last 15 years, the Bridge Ladder that Jennifer runs has donated the funds to our scheme that have allowed the scheme to purchase in full 2 AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators), a vital potentially lifesaving piece of equipment.
Jennifer and David are also Legacy Ambassadors for the Tate Galleries

Mrs Dawn Stephen

Dawn, a former Detective with Sussex Police, is the Landlady of the Bricklayers Arms in Crowborough, the pub she and her husband Bill took over in February 2008. Sadly in September 2023, Bill suffered a cardiac arrest. A member of the Crowborough CFR team was first on scene and along with colleagues from South East Coast Ambulance, attempted to resuscitate Bill, but sadly he passed away. Since then, Dawn has been raising money for our Charity to fund Public Access Defibrillators. The initial fundraising, raised over £6,000 and allowed us to install 5 new Public Access Defibrillators in locations that were relevant to Bill & Dawn. All of the fundraising that Dawn undertakes goes into the Bill Stephen Memorial Fund, and continues to help us increase and maintain the number of units in the community. The amazing commitment Dawn has shown to fundraising for our Charity, saw her named as the Charity’s President in May 2024

The charity receives no central funding and relies entirely on donations to deliver our services into the local community. We have no members of staff receiving a salary. The charity is staffed and run entirely by volunteers, allowing maximum reinvestment of funds raised, back into the community

The Board of Trustees responsible for managing the Charity, it’s activities, compliance with it’s constitution and legal obligations

Leigh Westwood
Nicki Pointer
Mark Farnham
Bloss Spink

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