Mayberry emergency day was ‘fantastic’

Alice from Worthing has her teddy checked by Dr Roz at the Emergency Services Day
Alice from Worthing has her teddy checked by Dr Roz at the Emergency Services Day

THE fourth annual emergency services day at Mayberry Garden Centre in Portslade was hailed a success, as children piled into the free event to meet the volunteers.

In store for them on arrival at the garden centre, in Old Shoreham Road, on Friday were a range of equipment to explore and emergency services teams to meet.

Three-year-old Cooper from Steyning has his lion checked out

Three-year-old Cooper from Steyning has his lion checked out

Among those represented were Shoreham Fire Station, Shoreham RNLI, Shoreham Coastguard, the British Red Cross, two police departments, Guide Dogs and a Teddy Bear Hospital, with interactive education fun at each stall.

It is estimated more than 200 children attended and event organiser Darren Clift, Tates’ director, was delighted with the turnout.

“I am really pleased we are able to continue offering this community event that seems to be well received,” he said.

“We are indebted to the great people from all of the emergency services and beyond that give up their time to take part and help create such a fantastic atmosphere.

Youngsters took to the wheel of a Shoreham fire engine

Youngsters took to the wheel of a Shoreham fire engine

“I must also say a big thanks to all the staff at Mayberry who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make it the day it was.”

Families travelled from Worthing, Shoreham and Steyning for the annual event, which is designed to give children the chance to meet the people who keep them safe.

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