Medical volunteers are planning to celebrate Norfolk Day in style by hosting a free event.

Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) is hosting the open day on Thursday, July 27 between 10am and 4pm, at its headquarters on Hall Lane in Dereham.

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On the day, people can meet the team of volunteers, learn CPR, see inside the base and the response vehicles, and get a free blood pressure check.

Dereham Times: NARS headquarters in DerehamNARS headquarters in Dereham (Image: NARS)

NARS chairman, Chris Neil, added: "We wanted to get involved with Norfolk Day as Norfolk's emergency medical charity and also open up our base to the public to see what we do. 

“The chance of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac in the UK is between 7-10pc and anything we can do to increase that is important by teaching the CPR to the public."

The centre is a few minutes' walk along Greens Road from Roys. People attending the NARS event are allowed to park at Roys.

NARS has a team of around 50 volunteer doctors, nurses, critical care paramedics, paramedics and first responders attending around 1,500 999 calls every year in Norfolk and was established back in 1970.