Community First Responder Team

Below you will see the details of all Community First Responders currently linked to our scheme. All are volunteers and give their spare time to responding, fundraising and general day-to-day administration involved in running the scheme. Many of them are also involved in the CPR courses we run.


Nicki Pointer (R2054)
Team Leader

Nicki is a Ward Sister at Tunbridge Wells Hospital (Pembury). She is married with 2 young children and has lived in Crowborough since 2013. In her spare time she enjoys baking, running, keeping fit and has a keen interest in the theatre. Nicki is also currently serving as a Public Governor (Lower East & Brighton) and Acting Lead Governor for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

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Leigh Westwood (R2050)
SCFRTL (MRPW)

Leigh is the Senior CFR Team Leader responsible for all CFR teams within Paddock Wood Make OU, as well as a Public Governor (Lower East & Brighton) for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. He works in aviation and as well as being a pilot, is a Director of Operations for Europe’s largest business jet operator. With a keen interest in football he regularly plays 5-a-side, he is also the Chair of our charity Trustees and manages our back-office, IT, website and social media. Leigh is married and has 3 children.

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David Hardcastle (R2052)
CFR

David has been involved with Crowborough CFRs since 2014. Alongside responding, David works for a secure ambulance provider to service users with mental illnesses. In his spare time he also works as a Consultant for a couple of local business advising on building regulations and undertaking quality control inspections. When not on duty David can be found out walking with his family and dog.

Mark Farnham (R2053)
CFR
Mark is an IT Manager for a Kent based charity. For over 20 years he has been involved with St. John Ambulance (SJA), and is currently an Events Manager for the South East Region. Trained to SJA Advanced First Aider level, Mark is also a First Aid Trainer for both the Commercial and Operational sector for SJA.
Hanna Kovats
CFR (R2061)

Hanna is a specialist dental nurse working at Saint Faith Clinic in East Grinstead. She has lived in Crowborough since 2017 but originally is from Hungary. Hanna loves the outdoors, is a keen rock climber and regularly swims, besides playing her flute. She loves helping people and enjoys volunteering as a CFR so that she can help people in her community.

Julian Weekes (R2096)
CFR (Withyham based)

Having previously worked with the Fire Service, Julian is a Business Coach, working with businesses of all sizes to maximise their potential. Based in Withyham, Julian responds in the Crowborough area, as well in the Hartfield and out towards Edenbridge. 

Fergus Chalmers (R2416)
CFR

Fergus, has lived in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area his whole life and loves where he lives. He is looking forward to getting out into the community, meeting and helping patients. A Designer and Planner working for a Kent based house builder covering the whole of the South East, he is a keen rock climber and occasional cyclist

Richard Preston (R2199)
CFR (Wadhurst based)
Richard is a Premises Manager looking after a local college, and also does first aid and RestartAHeart in the local community. Richard is married with 2 young children and has been enrolled with the British Red Cross for as long as he can remember! His main hobbies are getting away in his caravan and riding his motorcycle when times allow.

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