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.

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), he has also served as Lead Governor for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Apart from being the Team Leaser and Chair of Trustees for Crowborough CFRs, 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. Leigh also manages our back-office functions and IT. Leigh is married and has 3 children.

Bloss Spink (R2059)

Bloss has lived in Crowborough 8 years and is married with 2 older children. Having been a frontline CFR with us previously, she spent the last few years volunteering with fundraising team. She re-qualified in July 2022 and return to the frontline team. In her spare time Bloss teaches yoga and first aid, whilst also working as a Health Care Assistant. Her hobbies include running, photography and playing the violin ... not to mention her numerous dogs and cats!

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.

Rob Cray (R2065)
CFR / FROS Tutor & Assessor

Rob was previously responding with the Tunbridge Wells team, but transferred to our team following a house move in 2023. Rob is a self-employed web developer and also works on a part-time basis as a tutor and assessor of new CFRs for South East Coast Ambulance Service. Married to Sally and has two children who have now flown the nest. In his spare time he teaches people to fly gliders at East Sussex Gliding Club.

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.


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