Serving the people of Eastbourne, East Dean & Friston, Dicker, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Hankham, Stone Cross, Pevensey Bay, Polegate, Westham and surrounding areas

      Registered Charity: 1164643

    • Meet The Team


      Richard Bradford - Responder, Trustee, Team Leader, Stores Manager & Training Supervisor

      Joined in 2013. Richard was a Paramedic in London and is a retired bespoke kitchen maker. He covers the Old Town and Meads areas.




      Matt Briggs - Responder, SECAmb CFR Senior Team Leader

      Responder since 2009. Matt is a Director of Specsavers in Eastbourne. Previously the Team Leader, Matt is now a Senior Team Leader and is the main liaison with the South East Coast Ambulance NHS Foundation. He covers the Langley are



      John Kenton-Page - Secretary & Trustee

      Became a Responder in 2010 but has since stood down.
      John was an Airline pilot and Operations Director. He is a volunteer fundraiser and speaker for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and a Watchkeeper for the National Coastwatch Institution. He is the Heartstart Course Facilitator.


      Karen Hilton - Treasurer & Trustee

      Karen is Eastbourne Area Community First Responder Treasurer and a Trustee. Karen lives in Eastbourne, works for a local church, has three children.




      Chris Bettiss - Responder

      Responder since 2010. Chris works part time for a Bank. Alongside his work as a CFR Chris is an active member of the Bluebell Railway and a member of the Sussex Community Search Team. He covers the Hampden Park area.


      Steve Meech - Associate Trainer  

      Steve is a Paramedic Practitioner with SECAmb based at Eastbourne and he is a trainer for the Community Responders. He attends training meetings to deliver bi-monthly reassessment training and any other modules that are required. Steve also supervises the teams Observer shifts, where responders get experience on front line emergency situations.


      Cal Negroiu - Associate Trainer 

      Cal is an Associate Practitioner with South East Coast Ambulance Service based at Polegate Make Ready Centre. He started working with the team in 2017 to help with Community First Responders training.


      Andy Cooper - Responder  


      Andy is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Emergency Medicine and is a serving member of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service. He divides his time between clinical lecturing at Defence Medical Services Whittington and clinical practice as an Emergency Nurse. He has been responding since 2012.



      Paul Crouch - Responder

      Responder since 2013. Paul works full time but finds time to put in duty hours. Paul covers the Ratton and Hampden Park area.




      Mark de Pina Perou - Responder, Associate Trainer & Trustee

      Mark joined in 2015. Mark is a retired police officer and is now a registered First Aid Trainer and exam invigilator. Mark covers the Herstmonceux area.



      Nina de Pina Perou - Responder

      Nina joined in 2015. Nina is a Registered Nurse, qualified Bowen Practitioner and a registered First Aid Trainer. Nina covers the Herstmonceux area.





      Sara Geoghegan - Responder

      Sara joined in 2013. Sara is Chief Instructor at Windmill Hill and covers the Herstmonceux area



      Keith Welch - Responder

      Keith joined in 2014. Keith is a Health & Safety and First Aid Trainer and covers the Hailsham area.




      Claire Roberts - Responder

      Claire has been a Responder since 2016 and covers the Hailsham area. She is a mum of two, works for a private ambulance company and is a self employed massage therapist. Claire enjoys doing martial arts and is a 1st Dan Blackbelt in Wado Ryu.



      Nick Downs - Responder & Store Supervisor

      Nick joined in 2016 and works in the local area. He became a CFR to help his local community.





      Do you think you have what it takes to become a Responder?.

      If you do, send an email to recruit@eastbourneresponders.com