Newark Community First Aid officially launched their new mobile first aid unit in Newark Market Place
A new mobile first aid unit has been officially launched by Newark Community First Aid.
It was in Newark Market Place, where the public had the chance to see the acquisition.
The £60,000 vehicle will be used as a treatment unit and on-site ambulance at the hundreds of events the charity covers in Newark and surrounding areas.
It was bought following a major fundraising campaign by the charity, including a raffle that raised £9,000.
“We are delighted at the amount of support we received from thousands of local people and visitors to the town and we want to thank them all,” said Philip Jessop, the charity’s operations manager.
“One generous donation was made by a local couple celebrating their wedding anniversary, who asked family and friends to donate to our appeal in lieu of presents.”
The Mayor of Newark, Irene Brown, officially pronounced the vehicle operational.
She said the new vehicle would be a great asset to the town because Newark Community First Aid covered so many local events.
She praised the work of the charity’s volunteers and those who donated to the appeal.
After the launch, the vehicle was opened to the public.
As a result, several people expressed an interest in joining the organisation.
Recruiting more volunteers is the main objective of the charity this year.