On Tuesday 5th March we held our Annual General Meeting. Linda Barratt was voted on for a second year as Chairperson. Bob Gwynn thanked all those who contributed in whatever way with their help regarding the annual show. This year the 73rd show will be held on Saturday 17th August.

This years selected charity is The First Responder Group. Gavin Fraser from the West Leicestershire Community First Responder Group came to present to us their voluntary role within the local community.

Gavin Fraser from the First Responder Group

Community First Responders respond to 999 calls that come into East Midlands Ambulance Services, and are trained to deal with emergencies within the first vital minutes. Gavin informed us that they responded to 2239 calls last year where ambulances were not available to cover. Each responder is a volunteer and they all need a kit bag costing £2,000.00

This is an extremely worthwhile and valuable charity meeting the needs of the local community in an emergency situation. Many thanks to Gavin for his very informative talk and making many of us aware of this invaluable service.

Below is a photo of members of the Burbage Gardening Club Committee with Gavin Fraser tonights presenter.

Left to right: Helen Staniforth (Secretary), Linda Barratt (Chairperson), Bob Gwynn (Show Manager), Gavin Fraser (Level 3 Community First Responder), Anne Brett (Treasurer), Denise Kovarovic (News editor & Membership Secretary), John Brown (General Committee Member), Derek Lloyd, (Trading Secretary & General Committee Member).