Superheroes run for local lifesavers

Tuesday 21st May 2013 – 10.20am – Chris Kowalik.

A couple from north Shropshire have raised £380 for their local volunteer lifesavers by running 10km dressed as superheroes.

Superheroes Run to help volunteer lifesavers 21-05-13

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

They were 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 superb that people whose families have needed our help go and raise money for us. We are entirely dependent on contributions from the public and local businesses if we are going to continue to save local lives.”


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