Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Village Defibrillator - Update

Anita Topp has very kindly donated £1000 towards the Defibrillator Fund in Memory of her late husband Malcolm which is wonderful news and so a big thank you to Anita.

David and Joseph Banks will also be doing a sponsored 70 mile bike ride on 18/19 August.

Using the National Parks Moors & Coast bike route they will ride from Pickering to Whitby on the first day and then from Whitby down the coast to Scarborough on day 2. This will be Joseph's first epic ride !!

Sponsorship sign up at Herbies and also via a Justgiving page – details to follow.

If we are lucky enough to be successful with our two grant funding applications (we will hear in September) then we are on track to make the purchase of a public access Defibrillator Unit to be sited in our village and plenty of trained operatives too – all arranged through a scheme organised via the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

The unit will be logged on the database of the 999 call handling service so anyone local, calling in to report an emergency will be given the code to access the unit and details of how to use it. We will make sure everyone in the village has full details of the system and of the trained operators on hand to support.

So far 16 of the 20 training places have been filled so fingers crossed – by Christmas we will be up and running.

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