June has been a busy month for members of Mount’s Bay W.I., with meetings of the Craft Group and Luncheon Club as well as our Members’ Meeting on June 16th, when Susie Cross from Cornwall Air Ambulance joined us to tell us about the amazing work undertaken by the country’s first ever Air Ambulance service.
In 2015, 710 missions across the county of Cornwall attended 410 medical emergencies, 276 trauma injuries, 200 cardiac incidents and a variety of trips, falls, road traffic collisions, equestrian, agricultural and industrial injuries.
Receiving no government funding or National Lottery support means that the service is entirely dependent on the generosity of its supporters to underpin the running costs, but – even so – this last year the helicopter crews have been able to fly missions during the hours of darkness for the first time, using new technologies and equipment including a Night Vision Imaging System and advanced mapping techniques.
We were also joined at this meeting by Mary Laity, from Madron W.I., who acted as our delegate at the recent National A.G.M., and came to give us a very full and amusing account of the event. Some of us hope to be joining Madron at their Summer Tea Party on Monday, 8th August.
On 28th June, ten members of the Luncheon Club met at the Longboat Hotel, Market Jew Street, and followed their lunch with a visit to the Hotel’s private cinema for a screening of the film “Brooklyn”, starring Saoirse Ronan, Domnhall Gleeson and Julie Walters.