Red Cross seeks new members

The agm of the Carrick-on-Suir branch of the Irish Red Cross Society takes place in Carrickbeg Community Hall on Tuesday, January 25 at 7.30pm This meeting is open to all members and especially members of the public interested in joining either the branch or unit section.

The agm of the Carrick-on-Suir branch of the Irish Red Cross Society takes place in Carrickbeg Community Hall on Tuesday, January 25 at 7.30pm This meeting is open to all members and especially members of the public interested in joining either the branch or unit section.

"We are currently canvassing for new members, for the branch and unit," said Carrick-on-Suir Red Cross branch secretary Aisling Wall. "Do you have some free time? Would you like to be involved in you community or perhaps become a Red Cross driver (you must be aged 25 and over and have a clean B licence)? All types of member are always welcome."

She pointed out that since the branch/unit was reformed, it has trained more than 200 people in the use of CPR and Defibrillation.

The branch has also run Practical First Aid and Occupational First Aid courses, covered duties ranging from the Strongman competitions, rallies for Carrick-on-Suir Motor Club, the Faugheen 50, St. Patricks Day Parade, hot rod racing at the Pike and karate competitions.

Public information days and nights to highlight the work the Red Cross does in the community and abroad have also been organised.

Members of the youth section have attended area camps, national challenge days, and youth forums, the last of which was attended by President MacAlesse.

Meanwhile, Carrick's Red Cross branch is also hoping to run an Occupational First Aid course, which is FETAC Level 5 accredited, over a weekend in February.

It also intends running a Cardiac First Response course in late February.

All courses will need pre-booking to guarantee your place. If you are interested, or know of anyone who requires this course you can contact us on (087) 9158529 or carrickredcross@gmail.com for further details.