Many thanks to all who supported our ‘Pig’ Racing event at Warslow Village Hall – with special mention to Darren for all his hard work in setting it up. We raised just short of £800, which is a brilliant effort by all involved. Thanks also to those individuals and companies that sponsored the races.
We were very grateful to Mrs Val Gee, and the family and friends of the late Richard Gee of Newtown, for an extremely generous donation of £2,000 in memory of Richard who died on October 21st 2013. Richard was very much a local man, as a youngster attending school at Newtown. He was passionately supportive of the First Responders and would have joined the group if circumstances had allowed. There is a nice article about Richard in the Leek Post & Times.
Big, big thank you to the Horseshoe Inn at Longnor for raising a whopping £1,100 for the Group on Comic Relief night. Mr Storer and patrons…. you have done us proud and it is much appreciated.
Many thanks to Sainsbury’s in Leek for their donation of £250 to fund a training defribrillator. The cheque was presented to the group outside the new store by HR Manager Simon Leadbetter:
End of March, 2013
Many thanks to all our Responders for their efforts in the appalling weather!Adam & Darren : Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
In the national news : BBC
With the weather around the Staffordshire Moorlands deteriorating over the weekend, Flash & Longnor CFR found themselves unable to respond in their normal 4X4 vehicle. With other CFR groups also off the road due to the extreme weather, F&L made valuable use of other resource at their disposal. Moorland villagers found themselves in a late grip of winter with the onslaught of snow and strong winds over the weekend making virtually all roads impassable even with some of the best 4X4 vehicles, ambulance crews found themselves unable to get through to emergency calls. Matt Heward, West Midlands Ambulance Service CFR Manager said he was only too happy to see emergency response cover in the Moorlands of some kind during this time of extreme pressure on the Ambulance service.
To commemorate the closure and the last 35 years of Flash School, George Clowes of Clowes Coaches organised a get together/re-union at The Winking Man on Saturday 16th March. It was a fantastic night, well-attended and enjoyed by all despite the rather inclement weather outside. Mad Melvin’s disco provided the sounds, and there were many takers for the prize draw. Flash & Longnor Community First Responders benefited greatly from the evening – see March post below. A wonderful gesture from George and many thanks again to him and others who organised and helped, from all of us at FALFR.
Darren attended Sainsbury’s Taster Day at Moorlands House in Leek, to introduce our charity to the company as they launched their new store in the town.