16 October 2009
BRCThe mayor of North East Lincolnshire joined British Red Cross staff, volunteers and guests to officially open a new British Red Cross centre, the North East Lincs Centre in Laceby yesterday.
The new centre provides first aid training, medical equipment loans and other health and social care services.
It will also provide event first aid and fundraising support. The new centre is a result of the merging of centres in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Scartho.
Providing better services to the local community
Lynne McLean, senior service manager, said: “We are very pleased with the new centre which will enable us to provide even better services to the local community. The new building offers updated facilities and will give us a fantastic modern space to expand our services.”
First aid training will be a key part of the new centre. The Red Cross helps people learn skills that can save a life. Sessions can be adapted towards specialist needs, for example first aid for children and babies, dealing with sports injuries and accidents at work. The facilities will promote a real learning environment to engage the community.
The new centre will provide the local community with support and assistance from the Red Cross. The merging of the three centres in one will enable the Red Cross to reach even more people in a crisis who need help and assistance. Volunteers deliver many Red Cross services.
For further information about volunteering
For information about event first aid
For information about fundraising