Christmas Prize Draw
This year’s Christmas Prize Draw is dedicated to raising funds for our nominated charity of the year, the Fakenham Area Community First Responders. There are three main cash prizes. 1stPrize of £200, 2nd Prize of £100 and a 3rd Prize of £50. There are also many other prizes kindly donated by our members and supporters. Tickets are available now at a cost of £1 each from any Club Rotarian and the Community First Responders. Tickets will also be available at Fakenham Garden Centre and other outlets on the run up to the draw date which will take place at 3pm on Saturday 16th December 2023 at Fakenham Garden Centre. All prize winners will be notified on the same day.
Nominated Charity of the Year Announced
This year we are proud to announce our support for for the Fakenham Area Community First Responders (FACFR's) who have become a vital resource for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust. The FACFR's are all volunteers trained to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life-threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the arrival of an ambulance crew. Volunteers use their own transport to attend calls and provide most of the equipment they use themselves and with the help of some charitable donations. This year particulary, the FACFR's are seeking help to fund 5 state-of-the-art radios which will provide all the communications and information from ambulance control they need whilst being dispatched to an incident and which will keep them safrer as they are all GPS enabled. Their ambitious target of £5000.00 to make this provision is one that the Rotary Club are keen to help them achieve. We are appealing for any local residents or businesses who would like to help us help the FACFR's reach their target, to please contact us via our contact page of email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Further information concerning the work that Community First Responders do can be found via the East of England Ambulance website at: www.eastamb.nhs.uk
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