Tame Community First Responders
After five years of raising money the new emergency vehicle for the Tame Community First Responders. was unveiled by Mayor of Tamworth, Cllr Richard Kingstone, in Tamworth Castle Grounds.
This was a joint service project with Tamworth Rotary Club, Rotary Club of Tamworth Anker, Tamworth Lions, Tamworth Round Table, and The Inner Wheel of Tamworth Anker Rotary Club.
For more information please see:- http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Service-clubs-unite-buy-vital-999-vehicle/story-23030159-detail/story.html
Background to the project
The existing vehicle does not have the capability of reaching people in inaccessible rural areas. A vehicle having a 4×4 specification is required.
The total cost of a vehicle “Fit for Purpose” is £25,000. If Tamworth Service Clubs can raise £15,000, CFR are then able to apply for lottery funding for the balance of £10,000.
It is therefore proposed that events will be organised over a targeted 18months to raise the funds needed.
For more information about the Tame Community Responders please click here.
Our first event, a duck race, raised over £1,000. Five hundred plastic ducks started at Bolebridge and crossed the finishing line in the Castle Grounds.
The winners were Soroptimist Margaret Walters and Rotarian John Kingslake who are pictured receiving their cheques from the Mayor.
Royal-themed Jubilee Ball
It is hoped that the funds from the Royal-themed Jubilee Ball raised will top £1500.
For more information please see the Tamworth Herald article
Members helped with a bag pack collection.