Superheroes run to help volunteer lifesavers

Wednesday 8th May 2013 – 1.45pm – Chris Kowalik.

A couple from north Shropshire are to run a 10km marathon this weekend dressed as superheroes, in aid of local volunteer lifesavers.

Holly Mayer and Nick Cooper will appear as Superwoman and Spiderman respectively at the event in Market Drayton on Sunday 12th May.

They will be raising money for North Shropshire Community First Responders, a group of everyday members of the public trained to a nationally recognised standard by West Midlands Ambulance Service in a variety of lifesaving techniques including the use of a defibrillator. They could be sent by the ambulance service’s control room to medical emergencies in their area while an ambulance is on its way.

North Shropshire Community First Responders is a registered charity (number 1136523) funded by voluntary donation.

Holly and Nick, who run Festour Ltd. in Market Drayton, said on their facebook page: “We have both had friends and family who have been looked after by these much needed First Responders, so this charity is very close to our hearts.”

Tony Hobbs, Chairman of North Shropshire Community First Responders, said: “It’s great of Holly and Nick to raise money for us this way. It’s through their generosity that we are able to carry on saving local lives.”

To sponsor Holly and Nick, collect a sponsor form from their shop at 9, Shropshire Street, Market Drayton, or contact them via facebook (search for ‘festour festivals’)
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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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