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Name:  Noel Sanders CFR
Location: Dane End
About Noel:
"My name is Noel Sanders and I have lived in the Puckeridge area for the last 27 years. I have always taken an active part in village life having been involved in various voluntary organisations. I was a Special Constable for 5 years and have been an Assistant Scout Leader for 25 Years. I have 3 adult children in their 20's, two of which work in the NHS. We live in changing times especially in village communities where we have an aging population. This makes the role of Community First Responder so important as we provide life saving care before the Ambulance Service arrives. Working hand in hand with East of England Ambulance Trust ensures that together we provide the best outcomes for our patients."

Name:  Hayley Ansell   CFR

Location: Puckeridge

About Hayley:

"My name is Hayley Ansell I was born and raised in Puckeridge and attended the local schools . I briefly lived in braughing before returning to puckeridge in 2007 . 
I work full time nights  as a Team Leader  at St Elizabeth's Children's Home.
I enjoy spending time with my family , 3 children and walking my dog Molly .
I'm also Poppy Appeal organiser for Hertford .
I'm looking forward to my new Role within  the community helping others "

What it means to be a Community First Responder

Name: Stephen Newby  CFR

Location: Puckeridge

About Stephen:

"After hearing about the launch of the CFR's in our community, I thought what a valuable asset to village life. In your moment of need to have someone who has the ability / training to give people in our community possible life saving treatment. " 

More profiles to follow!

Name: Richard Stacey  CFR

Location: Puckeridge

About Richard:

"My name is Richard Stacey and I have lived in the Puckeridge since I was born. Additionally I attended school at St Thomas of Canterbury in the village.  I have always taken an active part in village life having been involved in various voluntary organisations. These have included Martyn's Lights, Community Centre and Village Hall Management Committees, May Day, British Red Cross and until recently Braughing Scouts. I have also been a Parish Councillor for 8 years, seven of which I was Chairman, although I will be leaving the Parish Council in May 2015. The Community First Responder is an excellent way to continue this voluntary work, whilst helping out the village and I look forward to working with the team and the East of England NHS Ambulance Trust."

Name: Tony Hall   Group Coordinator & CFR

Location: ​Standon

About Tony:

"I have lived in the village for the past 19 years and I am a firm supporter of village life, I am proud to be involved in a number of committees that support the village;

A founding member of Standon and Puckeridge Community Centre Management Committee, Treasurer for 10 years.

Standon and Puckeridge Neighbourhood Watch Ward Coordinator for 12 years.

Standon Mayday Health and Safety Coordinator for 12 years.

Martyns' lights committee member for 3 years and also an operational member of RAYNET (Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network), which offers communication facilities to the event organisers and supports the emergency services in their role for the past year.

Without going into detail the words “What if” will stay with me forever. I am proud to head up a crack team of CFR volunteers to serve our local community. " 

Name: Alex Lang  Treasurer 

​Location: Puckeridge

About Alex: 

"With a background of 27 years in the travel business and 22 years in Local Government - the majority as a Health Promotion Officer, I left school at fourteen and started work in a five-star hotel. Now retired, I am involved with interactive safety education for young people across Hertfordshire, the Police Cadets, and I volunteer for local and national charities coordinating major fundraising events; I am also a Standon Parish Councillor, involved with the Community Centre and May Day, and as a Rotarian I was recently awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award in recognition of my charitable and community involvement. My personal interests include travel, food, and photography."

Could you be another responder for the village? We are looking for more and would love to see you join us! Send us an email by contacting us 

Meet the team


Standon and Puckeridge first responders was founded on the 1st of December 2014 to provide an essential, fast response to people with medical emergencies in Standon and Puckeridge and the surrounding area. Our voluntary team of local first responders are ready to respond before the East of England Ambulance Service arrives in the crucial 8 minutes.