Benfleet 1st Responder, Don Sandgrove (left) with Allan Keats who has donated his car


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Our thanks to Halfords, 543-557 Rayleigh Road, Benfleet for their kind donation of a Parrot MK6100 Hands-Free Car Kit for the responder vehicle. 

Pulse Car Audio of 313 London Road, Hadleigh for fitting of the Nokia Car kit and Parrot Hands-Free Car Kit. Contact Doug, Roland or Steve.   


  The Group would like to thank Benfleet Rotary Club for their kind donation of 200.

The Benfleet Conservative Club raised 200.31 from its members during the Winter 2007. 

The Canvey Supply Co Limited of Point Road, Canvey Island donated 100 to the group. 

A donation from the Thundersley Trefoil Guild of 20


JDL Business Services have agreed to audit our annual accounts.

Our Responder Vehicle is maintained by Power Autos who have generously offered to provide free labour and servicing.    

Our appreciation to Vinyledge for their donation of kitting out the responder vehicle with First Responder livery and signage. 

Daniel Coleman (left) of Vinyledge with responders David Flood and Jamie Rickard. Photo taken by Brett also of Vinyledge. Unfoirtunately, they are no longer trading since development of their premises to accommodate Sadlers Farm A130.

 Lincon Batteries Ltd have kindly offered to donate a new battery for our responder vehicle. This at very short notice due the current one becoming untrustworthy. Many thanks for their help especially to Bill - Production Manager       

Thanks go to Sainsbury's at Rayleigh Weir for their charity donation of 50.00       

Petroplus Coryton Refinery have donated 250 towards the purchase of a training manikin.

 A donation from Rayleigh 41 Club of 100 was gratefully received by the group. Thanks go to Don Sandgrove for speaking to the clubs members and outlining the role of the first responder within the community.   

A donation of 51.29 from Creative Studies Group, St Peters Church Hall, Church Road following a presentation by First Responder Don Sandgrove on the work of the group.

The Wednesday Players have donated a sum of 20 towards group funds. Our thanks to them plus our member Don Sandgrove for giving up his time to give three seperate presentations. 

Recent donations for our forthcoming sponsored walk of 20.00 a piece from Bob Spink UKIP MP for Castle Point and Mr & Mrs D Baillie.  

Mr and Mrs J Moore personal donation of 15.00

The St Georges Wives Club have donated a sum of 50. Thank you to them for the contribution.   

Thanks go to South Essex Group of Advanced Motorists for their donation of 35.

A donation of 100 was made by the CADGERS (Cancer Discussion for Education, Reassurance and Support).

The Senior Citizens Club (Kennington Road Methodist Church) have donated 30 to the group following a talk from one of our members.

The Runnymede Ladies Guild presented the group with a donation of 91.50 following a talk to the group.   

Holy Family over 50's Club provided the group with a donation of 30 as a result of a talk by group member Don Sandgrove.

Thanks go to Auto Care for supplying oil and filter for our recent responder vehicle service. Watch this space for advertising card.

The WIVES Fellowship URC Hadleigh donated 20 to the group following a talk by Coordinator David Flood.


A donation from SEEVIC College of 18.69 for a presentation from Don Sandgrove.

A donation of 25.00 by the Appleton School, Benfleet 

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Thanks to Mick of MSL Tyres - free puncture repairs and discount on part worn should the need arise on our responder vehicle.

The Canvey Supply Co Limited of Point Road, Canvey Island donated a further 100 to the group. 

A donation of 150 was presented by the Benfleet Rotary Club following a talk by one of our group members.

Following a presentation by Don Sandgrove on the work of the group at the Canvey Island Baptist Church he was presented with a 25 donation by Mrs Emblem.

To Auto-Care (A1 Motor Stores) Benfleet Branch for supplying pair of windscreen wiper blades and consumables in preparation for the vehicle service - once again free of charge.  

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A special thanks to Elmsleigh Engineering of Manor Trading Estate for undertaking the MOT on our responder vehicle free of charge. 

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The Leigh Beck Baptist Church Ladies Tuesday Group raised 20 from a Bring and Buy sale. Their donation is gratefully received.  

The group raised 243.43 during a collection day at Morrisons Supermarket, Hadleigh. Our thanks goes to the store for allowing us to raise funds and to their customers. 

The Sainsbury's Community Action Fund provided the group with a donation of 100. We thank Sainsbury's Rayleigh Store for putting us forward for this grant.

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