West Bridgford Conservative Club is holding its popular Autumn Charity Fayre this Saturday, 27th October, from 1pm to 4pm at its clubhouse at 28 Rectory Road. All proceeds will be donated to the local Trent District Community First Responders which the Club is supporting throughout the whole of 2018. Last year, the Club raised £3400 for the Guide Dogs charity and this year the target has been increased again to £4000.
Club Secretary, Peter Brunger, said “Each year the Club supports a chosen charity and members really hard to raise money through a number of events. This year we are supporting Trent Group Community First Responders who do so much to help our community.
“These volunteers are trained by, and work closely alongside, East Midlands Ambulance Service and respond in their spare time, unpaid, to answer 999 medical emergencies within their local communities. During busy periods they can often reach patients faster, particularly those living in rural areas, which may make all difference to the outcome.
“The team operates as a registered charity as it must purchase all its own specialist, and very expensive, medical equipment. At present, it costs around £1000 to fully equip each individual First Responder”.
The fayre is open to everyone and and all are welcome. Visitors can meet some of the First Responders team and enjoy a range of games and side stalls including a tombola, a special children’s tombola, roll-a-coin, ‘pot luck’, home made cakes, handicrafts, clothing and more . There will also be a grand raffle with a wide variety of great prizes including a magnum of champagne, a ‘Taste of Greece’ hamper basket, professional back massages by the Avenue Beauty Clinic and Susan Simpkin, a £20 Morrisons Voucher, bottles of spirits, and much more. A licenced bar, coffee, afternoon teas and soft drinks will all be available.