Store to host a family fun day

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A family fun day is being held at Boundary Mill, Shiremoor, to raise funds for the St John Ambulance, their charity of the year.

It will take place on Saturday, July 19, from noon to 4pm.

Other agencies attending include Tyne and Wear Fire Brigade, Whitley Bay police and St John Ambulance volunteers.

A local band, Blyth Valley Samba and a troop from the Newcastle Dance School will also provide entertainment on the day and a silent auction will also be held.

St John Ambulance’s medically trained staff with the Cycle Response Unit will be on hand to talk about their life saving work and the launch of a free first aid app for cyclists as recent figures reveal a rise in bike related injuries on the roads.

Management and staff at Boundary Mill aim to increase awareness of the importance of learning first aid skills and at the same time raise money to boost the life saving work of St John Ambulance in the local community.

Helen Reay, store events co-ordinator at Boundary Mill, said: ‘We are looking forward to welcoming our shoppers and their families to our fun day.

“It promises to be an action packed event with lots of great activities for the whole family to enjoy, whilst at the same time supporting the work of St John Ambulance to fund more life savers in our community.’