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

  • High Marnham (Brownlow Arms) - Sat 28th October, 10am - 12:30pm
  • Fernwood Village Hall - Friday 27th October, 7pm - 9:30pm
  • 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


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.

Volunteers Needed
In November 2016, we are launching a major recruitment campaign so that we can meet the growing demand for our services. Advertising in all local village and town magazines/websites in the run up to Christmas will be followed by radio advertising on Newark Radio. We will also be advertising in local Secondary Schools - offering our volunteering opportunities to 16-18 year olds. In December, we will also be advertising at the Newark Parish Church Christmas Tree Event and in January 2017 we have a month long display in Newark Library. If you are interested in joining our team providing care in the Newark are please contact us for more information.

2016/17 Mobile Unit Appeal £20,000
At our Annual General Meeting in September 2016 it was announced that we would launch an appeal for £20,000 to replace our Mobile Treatment Unit. Our present Mobile Unit, a second hand ambulance vehicle was purchased when the charity was formed in 2013. Although it is reliable, with over 330,000 miles on the clock it is reaching the end of its active life. We plan to purchase a replacement Unit and hopefully a second Mobile Unit to meet the increased demand for our services. We aim to raise £20,000 by June 2017 so that we can purchase the first of these units. If you can help us in any way please go to our fundraising page.