First responders

Could you save a life?

Consider this fact:
Every minute that passes without defibrillation a person’s chance of survival can decrease by 10%

Cavendish was privileged to welcome the Tideswell First Responders who demonstrated and then facilitated a really powerful workshop on saving lives!

We had a great turn out for this event from members AND the First Responders who gave of their time freely for the good of the community. This organisation SAVES LIVES.

Community 1st Responders (CPR) are founded and run by Volunteers.
They are despatched by EMAS – Emergency Operations Centre.  Every minute that passes without defibrillation a persons chance of survival can decrease by 10%.  The Responders provide care until an Ambulance arrives.

Most recently the Tideswell First Responders attended an accident in Chee Dale – click the link for more information.

Choking Emergency Demonstration

The Volunteers rely heavily on donations and funding from local people to provide the equipment needed to continue to expand and make the public aware of the defibrillators and also going into schools to educate the younger generation.

Two years back a very generous member gave £1000 to the club to purchase a defibrillator. The availability of this machine could mean the difference between life or death for any of us and we all need to know where it is and how to use it.

Our defibrillator is current housed in the corridor opposite the main notice board and their are two keys: one behind the bar and the other in the pro shop. One of our members has kindly offered to move the machine to the outside of the clubhouse with access via a key code pad. More detail will follow shortly.

Around 30 people attended the workshop, so these people now have a good understanding of how to deliver CPR (to keep the heart pumping blood and getting some oxygen to the patient), while the defibrillator is accessed and opened ready to use.

The great thing about the machine is that, when it’s switched on, it speaks instructions and is very easy to use. If you attend a training session you WILL potentially be able to save a life in an emergency. Linda is planning another workshop should you want to attend.

Lady Captain has nominated this organisation as her charity for the year and has already raised £150 towards this desperately needed funding.

If you would like to help her raise money Linda will be having a Garden Party on the 22nd June 2019 at Priestcliffe and would appreciate your support. Details to follow.

Lady Captain 2019, Linda Green