Hoveton Parish Council has recently been contacted by two charities in need of volunteers and support from the local community. Perhaps you would like to get involved in their work? The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, here in the UK as well as abroad. They provide services such as Event First Aid, Emergency Planning and Response, Care In The Home, Refugee Services, and International Disaster Relief. They are currently asking for help with bucket collections in May but are also looking for ‘ambassadors’ to organise collection cans, run fundraising events, etc. If you think you can help, contact Senior Community Fundraiser Paul Fleet on 01603 253 412 (email [email protected]).
Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) provides emergency medical care to people who have suffered traumatic or life-threatening injuries or serious medical conditions, such as cardiac arrest. Last year, NARS medics responded to over 500 calls, and NARS is currently running an ambitious training programme which will eventually result in an additional fifteen critical care paramedics to help people in Norfolk. NARS receives no funding from the NHS or the Ambulance Trust so is looking for local volunteers to organise fundraising events or to get involved with its work. No specialist knowledge is needed, just plenty of enthusiasm. For more information, please visit www.nars.org.uk or call 07723 647 566.