Monday, 14 March 2011

Warcop Action Group raise £2300 for local groups

Warcop Action Group has raised more than £2,300 for local good causes in 2010, and presented the local medical practice with a cheque for £600 at their latest fundraising event. Dr Alan MacDonald attended the coffee shop in the Village Hall to receive the cheque from WAG organisers Jean Hoyle, Elizabeth Atkinson and George Atkinson.

(As reported in the Eden Valley Messenger)
Mrs Atkinson said: “The last two of our fundraising events in 2010 were to raise money for Brough and Kirkby Stephen Medical Centre funds. The Autumn Fair and Christmas Fair raised a total of £600 to hand over.
 “We would like to thank everyone for their support throughout last year. In total we made £435 for Warcop Village Hall, £1,340 from our Fun Day for Eden Valley Hospice and finally £600 for Brough and Kirkby Stephen Medical Centre – the final total made by WAG in 2010 was £2, 365.
“All this could not be possible without the support from our helpers, the goodwill of everyone who donates to the vast amount of prizes needed and lastly to everyone who attended our events.”
Dr MacDonald said: “We are so grateful for this donation which will be used to replace equipment at the medical centre.”
Mrs Hoyle said: “This year we were asked if we would help with the costs of a defibrillator, to be based at Warcop and used by the group of Upper Eden Community First Responders. Our first coffee shop on January 26 made £40 plus a £50 donation. Hopefully by our third event on March 5 we will be able to hand over our third share of the £1000 needed.”
Members of the First Responders attended the coffee shop and were available to explain more about the voluntary service and equipment needed. 
(As reported in the Eden Valley Messenger)
The Upper Eden First Responders have also recently been awarded £3000 from the Royal Bank of Scotland to purchase further defibrillators for Upper Eden, as announced recently by the Upper Eden Community Plan Project Officer, Libby Bateman, after successful local support via Facebook and local media.
(The blog team will endeavour to find out the dates for the Coffee Shop and publicise future events here. If you know when it is, please get in touch.)

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