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)

Nicki is a Site Manager at Tunbridge Wells Hospital (Pembury). She is married with 3 children and has lived in Crowborough area 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 Lead Governor for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Leigh Westwood (R2050)

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.

David Hardcastle (R2052)

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)
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.
David Eden-Riley (R2062)

David is a Strategy Manager with Ofcom and has also had some 900 hours experience working with East of England Ambulance Service on the front line responding to 999 emergency calls. David lives in Rotherfield with his 2 children and dog. He enjoys walking and cycling in the local area and is also a keen rock climber. David is also a qualified Psychotherapist.

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. 

Richard Preston (R2199)
CFR (Wadhurst based)

Richard is a Premises Manager looking after a local college and is First Aid trained and also runs Restart-A-Heart session in the local community. He is married with 2 young children, and has been enrolled with the British Red Cross for as long as he can remember! Main hobbies are getting away in my caravan and riding my motorcycle when times allow.