Community Lifesaver Courses
We have started delivering our FREE Community Lifesaver courses for 2018 after our Christmas Break. We have a large number of courses booked by community groups, youth groups and charities as well as our open courses for the general public. During week commencing 22nd January our training team ran 6 courses at venues in Collingham, Winthorpe, Kirklington, Muskham, Balderton and Averham - training 108 people. Those attending ranged from 8 to 94 years of age - they are now equipped with key life saving skills. We have other courses planned please keep an eye on our website and facebook pages for details of courses. We are also running training for sports clubs - details can be obtained by contacting us through email: or by phone 01636 683202

Southwell and District Lions
We are planning to purchase a set of 12 new digital UHF radios to improve our radio communications. These sets will have better range and can provide better reception in built up areas. The cost of these sets is nearly £4,000 and we are very grateful that Southwell Lions have made a generous donation of £500. We would like to thank all of their members for their support.

Lincolnshire Co-op Community Champions
In January 2018 we received a donation of £1,488:00 from the Lincolnshire Co-op Community Champions Scheme. The money was raised in store at Bowbridge road in the months running up to Christmas 2017. We would like to thank the customers, management and staff of the Bowbridge Road Co-op Store for this generous donation. These funds will be put towards our present appeal to raise £30,000 to buy a replacement Mobile First Aid Unit. This will ensure we can provide warm, hygienic and private facilities at events to treat patients.

Donation from the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes
We are very grateful for the generous donation made by the RAOB. The presentation of a cheque for £1,000 was made by Terry Bartlam one of the brothers of the Looking Ahead Lodge of the RAOB. The cheque was presented to Philip Jessop Operations Manager of NCFA who thanked the members of the Lodge and explained about the work NCFA does locally. The funds will be used by NCFA to further develop its services in the Newark area.

November 2017
Join us for our Countdown to Christmas Coffee Morning at the Vine Community Centre on Monday 27th November 10am - 12noon. The event will feature a range of homemade cakes and savoury delights with drinks in a great festive atmosphere. A raffle on the day with great prizes and the chance to buy one of our Christmas raffle tickets. The Vine Community Centre is on Barnby gate opposite the Co-op store.

November 2017
We have 6 new members who joined in September completing their basic life support course as part of their Apprentice First Aid Training. We always need more members to meet the growing demand for our services. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

October 2017
Thanks to the Palace Singers who organised a Coffee Morning Concert on October 17th to raise funds for our charity. Over 100 people attended Newark Town Hall Ballroom, the event was opened by the Mayor of Newark. A great concert with a mix of music and song entertained the crowd and a retiring collection raised £300 plus £110 on the raffle. We are grateful to be the Palace Singers Charity of the Year.

October 2017
Our volunteers went into 5 local schools during European Restart a Heart Week centred on 16th October. We trained 224 children how to examine a collapsed casualty and how to perform a recovery position and cardio pulmonary resuscitation including using a defibrillator. All the children had a go at these key skills and were very enthusiastic. Since the launch of our Newark Community Lifesaver campaign on August 10th we have trained 693 people.

September 2017
We held our AGM on Monday 26th September at Newark Academy. Those attending heard it had been another successful year with 368 events provided with first aid cover. We had provided 48 FREE community courses in Newark and 18 surrounding villages training 778 people a rise of 5.4%. We had also seen a rise of 75% in people attending our workplace first aid and early years first aid training. The charity had purchased a £30,000 Ambulance to support its operation in Newark. The Trustees thanked the volunteers who gave 20,916 hours of service to the public a rise of 8.6% on the previous year.

Newark Community Life Saver Scheme - Latest Dates
The latest dates for our Community Life Saver Scheme are:

  • Balderton Community Centre - Tuesday 7th November, 7pm - 9:30pm
  • Charles Street Methodist Church, Newark - Wednesday 25th November, 7pm - 9:30pm
  • Carlton on Trent Village Hall - Tuesday 28th November, 7pm - 9:30pm
For full details, please visit the link on our homepage.

NCFA Family Fun Day
This year our Family Fun Day is at Flowserve Sports Field off Hawton Lane at Balderton. Come along for a great day with Bounceabout Inflatables to entertain the youngsters, we also have singing and dance groups, charity stalls, tombola, raffle, refreshments and ice cream. There will also be first aid demonstrations and the chance for everyone to learn first aid skills such as resuscitation.

Newark Community Life Saver Scheme
We are launching our new programme of Community First aid Training on 10th August. The programme is in conjunction with the Newark Advertiser. First aid articles will appear in the Advertiser and Trader newspapers over the next months. We will also be running our FREE two and half hour courses at local venues plus drop in sessions at the Buttermarket in Newark Market Place. Our aim is to educate and train 10,000 people in first aid in the next 2 years.

August 2017 - Mobile unit Update
We are pleased to announce we have raised the funds to purchase our new Mobile First Aid Unit. The new Unit has been purchased from Bluelight UK at the end of July and will go into full service in August. Thanks to generous donations from the public we raised £30,000 for the vehicle. We are also delighted to have received a grant for £5,000 from the Big Lottery Awards for All too fully equip the unit.