FAST resumed its emergency cover service on Camposol on Monday 13th June 2016 at 8am. On the same day the revised new look FAST2016 website was also launched www.fast2016.org

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The following week on a Monday morning, the FAST nurses were seen on the dual carriageway shaking their buckets, (at least that is what I was told). Give them a wave and a smile and don’t forget to drop a euro or two in their buckets. This collection provides valuable funds to keep this service available to all on Camposol.
We are always looking for new Responders.

With 30 days in a month, that is 60 x 12 hour shifts. With 2 Responders on each shift it means we have 120 responder shifts each month (122 shifts if 31 days). We aim to limit shifts for Responders to 3 per month and, to achieve this objective, we need 40 Responders. Currently, we only have 19, so you can appreciate our problem as these few volunteers are giving up a lot of their free time doing all they can to keep this valuable service available.

If you feel that you can help FAST then come along to the Cultural Centre on a Tuesday morning at 10am and meet the team. There is also a bookstall outside TJ Electrical on Camposol B Commercial Centre on the second and last Friday each month where you can talk to both Supporters and Responders. You can email recruitment@fast2016.org or call our administration line on 634 309 899.

fast DSC 0522On May 28th FAST held their May Fayre on Camposol A. All the usual traders were there – handbags, jewellery, clothes and must not forget Brenda’s delicious cakes and sausage rolls. The sausage rolls went like “hot cakes” (forgive the pun). There were also jams and chutneys made by FAST supporters. Responders, supporters, friends and family all helped to make the day a success. The final sum raised was €4,500. FAST wish to thank all the contributors and local businesses, without whom we would not have raised this fantastic amount.

On 12th June FAST held their annual get together with a meal and a few drinks and a lovely afternoon was had by all. Thanks to Carole for her organisation of this event and also Paul and Christine for hosting the event. We had a chance to catch up with friends who we normally only see at training and shift changes.

The FAST support team is busy gathering information on trips and events for later in the year.

Check out the new web site at www.fast2016.org where you will find a wealth of useful information.

Now the summer is here in sunny Spain don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water, diluted squash or diluted fruit juice. If you do get dehydrated you should rest in the shade with a cool air flow and drink water.