It was another well attended virtual Club Zoom meeting last Wednesday when we were entertained by Colin McFarlane talking to us about Community First Responders of which he is a member working with the South East Coast Ambulance Service. Colin made some interesting points and offered some good advice when confronted with a potentially life changing situation.

Personally, I wasn’t aware that the organisation was quite so large and from recent accounts in the press it will soon massively increase in size as they look to take on another 60,000 volunteers thanks to £7 million pounds worth of funding raised by Capt. Tom Moore. They look like becoming a major addition to the emergency services.

As we have been unable to meet for the last year, we decided to hold a Zoom Club Night  with a guest speaker, Sandi Johnson, speaking on behalf of the Guide Dogs organisation.  Sandi is visually impaired herself and has a guide do named Kane.


Well I have to say, from the feedback we have received, that the first WBCC virtual Club Night Zoom meeting was a great success with nearly all members logging on to watch Sandi from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association give us a talk on how the dogs are trained from a puppy onwards. Personally, I learnt a few things and thought that Sandi, with her dog Kane assisting her, made a really interesting presentation. It was also good to see some Club members dressing for the occasion! For your interest the evening raised £315.25 for the association so well done WBCC. A big thank you must go to David for arranging the Club night and for hosting the Zoom meeting.