After seeing a British Heart Foundation post on Facebook, the Club Treasurer applied on behalf of the village for a grant to fully fund a PAD (Public Access Defibrillator). The application was made through the British Heart Foundation who were distributing the funding on behalf of the Department of Health.

After receiving approval from the East of England Ambulance Trust due to our rural location, our application for the grant was agreed. The PAD has arrived, and has now been installed on the outside wall of the Clubhouse in an unlocked cabinet. Andy Foster has kindly given his time to wire the cabinet into the Club’s electrical system. Needless to say, the cabinet should only be opened in an emergency.

The grant also funds a training pack so that we can all learn, or brush up on, the current CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) techniques. Details of this training are to be given to all residents of the village and it is hoped that everyone will participate, to improve the survival chances of anyone unfortunate enough to suffer a cardiac arrest.

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