CHESHIRE residents are being invited to meet their local ambulance crew.

North West Ambulance Service will host an Ambulance Awareness Day in Middlewich this week.

The event, on July 11, is free to attend and will give members of the public a chance to learn firsthand about the services NWAS provide and also raise any concerns they may have.

Head of communications and engagement at NWAS Julie Treharne said: “We are always excited to meet the public, and over the last 18 months, we’ve held a series of successful events.

“We return to Cheshire to focus our information on career opportunities that we have available not only in our 999 emergency services but also in the non-emergency NHS 111 service or corporate and support services.

“While the event is tailored to young people, there are elements of the day that everyone will find interesting, so everyone is welcome to come along. It’s free to attend, and lunch is also included, so we would love to see as many people as possible.

“It’s vital that we hear from the communities we serve and give them a clearer vision of how we work and what opportunities we provide for them to work with us.

"We also need to understand what their expectations of us are and their concerns.”

To get involved, visit the Canalside Conference Centre on Brooks Lane in Middlewich between 10.30am and 2pm on Thursday.

On the day there will be information about careers, life-saving skills sessions, summer safety tips, interactive activities and a free lunch.

There will also be the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the paramedics working in the local area.

You can confirm your attendance in advance via the ‘Ambulance Awareness Day – Cheshire’ Eventbrite booking page or by emailing or phoning 07812 305630.