Visitors to Crowborough Community Fire Station’s open day are being thanked for helping turn it into a big success.
Funds raised are being equally divided between the Firefighters Charity and the Crowborough Birthing Centre. To date, around £1800 has been raised, with more due to be collected. Barclays Bank have also volunteered to match funding up to £900.
To mark the event, Waitrose provided a cake and champagne to the oldest living person who was born at Crowborough Hospital – 86 year old Irene Crippen – and to the family of the one nearest born to midday on Saturday.
One of the Birthing Centre midwives said:
It was an amazing day and we’re chuffed at how many people came out in support of the fire fighters charity and the birthing centre. Huge thank you to everyone who volunteered on the day, we couldn’t have done it without you. It was wonderful to meet our oldest & newest baby, they definitely made our day.
The open day took place on Saturday 19 July 2014, with cake stalls, badge making, face painting as well as demonstrations about cooking safety and how firefighters rescue people from road traffic collisions.
Sussex Police were also there with their CCTV unit and offering security advice, and Ashdown Forest Conservators were raising awareness of the dangers posed by wildlife such as deer on the roads.
Organisers would also like to thank our other supporters including Eridge Farm Sausages and Wells Meat who donated the BBQ treats, Morrisons and Tescos and numerous other local businesses for their support and donation of raffle and tombolo prizes.