A PRELOVED book, dvd and CD sale organised by Calne Rotary raised over £1200 for the Calne Community First Responders on Saturday (March 2).

The pop-up shop was buzzing as customers searched to find new music, films and books to add to their collections, or enjoyed the refreshments on hand.

The First Responders talked to visitors and demonstrated their newest piece of equipment, the rechargeable electric Raizer Lifting Chair - which was put to the test by the Mayor Cllr Glenys Ansell and Deputy Mayor Cllr Robert Merrick.

The money raised will go towards a second chair to enable another First Responder to safely lift those who have fallen.

Sue Peskett, joint president of Calne Rotary, said: "We have been overwhelmed by the response of the public- firstly for their donations for the book sale, and also at the amount we have raised today for the Community First Responders. These volunteers literally save lives."

Garry Jones, Calne Community First Responder co-ordinator said: "I am always extremely grateful and moved when I see how generous people are and the continuing ways they want to help us.

"A lot of our equipment is bought by fundraising, or donations such as the Corsa van that was generously donated by Cyril Thomas Garages."

Garry is keen to recruit new Community First Responders to grow the Calne team - call 07906 939512 for further information.

To find out more about Calne Rotary and their next event, the Bowood Fun Run please email president@calnerotary.org.uk.