Air cadets raise funds for vital first aid equipment

A collection took place in Morrisons supermarket.
A collection took place in Morrisons supermarket.

Cadets from 739 Scarborough Squadron; Air Training Corps held two events to help raise funds for first aid training equipment.

A Christmas fair was held at St Marks Church, in Coldyhill Lane, raising £158, and a further bag packing event took place at Morrisons, as well as a tombola, which raised £955.19.

The equipment, which will cost £4,000, will teach cadets St John Youth First Aid, British Heart Foundation Heartstart and training in the use of automatic external defibrillators.

Flight Lieutenant Steven Lewis, commanding officer, said: “Our ultimate ambition is to open up training to the public and to have a publicly-accessible defibrillator at our HQ. We have applied to the Mayoress Fund and the Police Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund but donations will be appreciated.”

To donate email or call 01723 381110.