Saturday 6 October 2018

On Saturday 6 October SCAS and its charity held a Charity Fun Day and Annual Members Meeting at Asda High Wycombe Superstore.

Activities on the day included a charity raffle, blood pressure tests, emergency vehicles and CPR demonstrations.

In the community space, people attending had the opportunity to hear about the Trust’s activities over the past year, together with the opportunity to review the Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts.

We had the pleasure of having the Mayor of High Wycombe, Councillor Sarfraz Khan Raja, attending with his family who embraced the various activities including browsing inside the emergency ambulance, finding out more about the different types of equipment in the vehicle and meeting, amongst others, Ambulance Bear Assistant 999 Ted, our official mascot.

Throughout the day we filmed 999 Ted practicing CPR and also Hampshire and Community First Responders Richard Coates teaching CPR to two children. You can watch the videos at https://twitter.com/i/status/1049259934217592832 and https://www.facebook.com/SCAS999/videos/320487411865397/.

Monica Moro, SCAS Membership and Engagement Manager, said: It was a great day, with a great team and lots of public support. We managed to raise a whopping £307.54 for our charity and the activities on offer, although downsized due to the rain, still gave us the opportunities to engage with lots of adults and children. We gave out just under two hundred 999 Ted educational activity packs and we managed to talk to quite a few adults about job and volunteering opportunities and the health services available to the public and their correct use.”

A big thanks to ASDA Superstore High Wycombe and Asda Community Champion Tracy Snowdon for their support.