Firstly, another thank you goes to the owner and customers of the Horse and Groom. Together they have made another donation to the defibrillator fund for the village. This time they gave £40. It is much appreciated, and the fund is growing. The fund has now topped the £1,000 mark. We need around £2,000. As we only started fund raising in October, we are doing very well.
Another interesting development is the arrival of a British Heart Foundation sponsored CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training kit. This came in a large holdall containing 10 separate training units, consisting of manikins and ancillary equipment. When the defibrillator arrives we will be in a good position to be on standby, should we be in the unfortunate position of having to use the equipment. Having members of the village trained in the use of the defibrillator and to able to assist by using CPR techniques until professional help arrives, will significantly contribute to the survival of the patient.
Look out for a date for the training session. You are all invited to attend the training session. You can join in and learn what is needed, or even just observe so you know what is going on. Trainees and observers will gain confidence in knowing that help is on hand right within the village.