03 NOV 2018

Scarecrows aplenty in Wickham Market

On Saturday 3rd November, Dr Dan Poulter was delighted to support Wickham Market Community First Responders by judging the entries at Wickham Market's inaugural Scarecrow Competition. With over 30 families creating a dazzling array of scarecrows, the competition was fierce and Dr Dan certainly had his work cut out choosing the worthy winners.

The competition was created by Wickham Market Community First Responder, Liz Quickenden, who wanted to do something fun and different to not only raise awareness around the work of Community First Responders, but more importantly, to raise vital funds to support them.

Community First Responders are on call to help and provide the most appropriate care, until the more highly skilled ambulance crews arrive after a 999 call. The First Responders are essentially volunteers who also have other jobs, but the service relies entirely on donations to fund their equipment, defibrillators, uniform and phones.

As the service relies entirely on the generosity of donations from the public, Wickham Market Community First Responders are always looking for new and exciting ways to raise money, to enable them to continue delivering the highest possible care for their patients.

The inaugural competition raised hundreds of pounds and looks set to become an annual fixture in the Wickham Market calendar.









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