Over the Bank Holiday weekend of the 26 -27th August, the SWLLC Patrol and Flood Rescue team members provided First Aid capability alongside other local medical units for the annual Pershore Plum Festival.
This event brings many thousands of people into the town of Pershore from all aspects of the region. This annual event is a highlight for all residents of the town.
The team provided safety cover for both Sunday and Bank holiday Monday in which the weather provided the biggest challenge for everyone involved with the event. The Sunday consisted of constant rain with intermittent periods of strong winds, which unfortunately deterred many members of the public from engaging with the events and stalls which were situated all around the centre of Pershore. Fortunately the weather improved significantly for the Bank Holiday Monday, and there was a significantly improved turn out for the event.
Over the course of the two days, there were no incidents in which the team had to deal with, which enabled the team to interact with members of the public, to inform them of the activities the club undertakes to ensure people are safe in and around water.
The Bank Holiday Monday also provided an opportunity for our Fundraising team to raise vital funds for the club to be able to continue to provide safety cover for members of the public in the local community. A special mention goes to Georgina Forson and Cathy Richards for their continued support and hard work in all matters in relation to Fundraising.
Many thanks goes to Adrian Mayhew, Luke Haines, Kieran Russell, Janet Bigg, Abbi Jones, Georgina, Alice, Ellen, Clara and Rosie Forson, Cathy and Ethan Richards for their continued support and volunteering their spare in order to assist with this event.