The second of two quiz nights held by the Family Team of Farnfields Solicitors on behalf of Warminster children’s charitable organisation Jacob’s Ladder was another resounding success proudly raising over £740 for the charity. Jacob’s Ladder, run by Kirsty and Paul Holdsworth together with their passionate team of volunteers, is a not-for-profit community organisation that
Defibrillator Awareness Community Training this September
For any community member who would benefit, we are running some refresher training on How to Operate a Defibrillator with Kate Fisher from South Western Ambulance Service. As these are increasingly common in public spaces, this is great for anyone wishing to increase their confidence in the unfortunate event that they need to use one.
The community event will be run by Kate Fisher, Assistant Community Responder Officer (Dorset) of the South Western Ambulance Service and held at Wyke Primary School in Gillingham in September and is free to attend.
Date: Wednesday 18 September
Time: 17.45 – 19.15
Venue: Wyke Primary School, Gillingham SP8 4SH
Call: 01747 825432 (please book online)
Kate says, “Every minute counts when a patient is in cardiac arrest, so it’s really important people learn how to deliver basic life support and how to use a defibrillator. Cardiac arrest does not discriminate against age, gender or levels of fitness and can happen very suddenly. You don’t need training to operate a defibrillator, as it talks you through how to use it. By listening to the instructions and performing CPR, you are three times more likely to save a life, than if you do CPR alone.”
Following the fundraising with various parties, we have been able to install three new defibrillators in surrounding areas, with a fourth arriving in Warminster hopefully soon.
The defibrillators are leased from the South Western Ambulance Service for four years, and the lease can then be renewed after this period. It means that the defibrillators are housed in suitable outside cabinets, remain unlocked for instant access when needed and are regularly monitored by the Ambulance Service. As part of this agreement we are able to provide Defibrillator Awareness Training to our local community members.
If you have an AED, please ensure it is registered with South Western Ambulance Service via the website http://www.swast.nhs.ukBuy Tickets Here