KNUTSFORD Community First Responder Trust has launched a new website with the help of creative agency, Bella Design & Marketing and video specialists, Picture That.

The launch of the website coincides with the Trust reaching an important milestone of having trained 3,050 people in first aid since the organisation’s establishment in 2002.

First Aid training is part of the Trust’s British Heart Foundation affiliated Heartstart programme which teaches emergency life support skills, free of charge, to members of the public.

The Trust has also screened more than 700 hearts as part of Cardiac Screening of Young Adults, an initiative which aims to detect undiagnosed heart conditions in young people aged between 14 and 35 years of age.

In addition, the organisation has installed 38 life-saving Automatic Exterior Defibrillators (AEDs) in and around the Knutsford area - part of the Trust’s Defibrillator programme aimed at reducing the risk of a life being lost through cardiac arrest.

The charity is also well known in the Knutsford community for its team of First Responders who work alongside the North West Ambulance Service, providing a localised 999 response, and often arriving first on the scene in an emergency situation.

The new, responsive website which has been designed to provide an updated online presence for the organisation, clearly outlines the charity’s core operating areas and allows users to book a Heartstart course, make a donation to a specific campaign, get involved as a volunteer and keep-up-to date with the many exciting events and activities on offer.

The Trust’s Chairman, Sal Thompson said: “We are delighted to launch the new website for the Trust which will provide an enhanced, digital platform for the local community to learn more about our organisation and engage with our wide-ranging activities.

“We are also proud to announce that we have now trained 3,050 people in First Aid since the charity began.

“I would like to thank our team of dedicated volunteers as well as local businesses and residents who have donated much-needed funds over the years to make this achievement possible.”

The Knutsford Community First Responder Trust receives no grants or financial assistance from any organisations.

All of its four life-saving services are 100 per cent funded from money received from their own fundraising work and the generosity of local businesses and individuals within the Knutsford Community.

The charity’s new website has been designed and built by local creative agency, Bella Design & Marketing who have also created a striking new logo for the Trust.

Tessa Blakemore, Account Director at Bella Design & Marketing said: “We are proud to have worked with the Knutsford Community First Responder Trust on the creation of both a fresh brand identity and new website.

“It has been inspirational to learn about the work of this fantastic community resource, and we would urge residents to find out more about the life-saving initiatives on offer and how to get involved with the Trust, either as a volunteer or a participant in the many courses and events.”

The next Heartstart course takes place on December 5 at the Knutsford Methodist Church in Princess Street. To find out more and to book a place, please visit the website