June 26, 2019

Cardiac Arrest Defibrillators


Following the successful appeal, both villages now have 2 defibrillators. Last week, 32 residents attended a training event at the village hall on how to recognise sudden cardiac arrest and when/how to use defibrillators.

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Saturday Social

It was good to see so many parisioners attend the Saturday Social yesterday and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves. This time the theme was ‘buy local’ and there were great produce items available – scrummy homemade buns from Jack, honey from Fiona, beautiful jewellery from Deborah, greeting cards from Rose Trading (with all profits going to the De-Fib appeal), flour from Yorkshire Organic Millers (Spaunton Bank), plants, preserves and who could forget Jennie arriving with a plate of her famous pork pies still warm, with the aroma filling the hall.

There were refreshments aplenty and thanks must go to the ladies of the WI for making so many cups of tea & coffee. The heritage display was fascinating especially those genuine mini Claxton bricks, the villages’ website was up and running, the community library was open and we found out about the 2 newest clubs – Shutterbugs and the forthcoming Knit & Natter group. Not forgetting Liz updating us on the De-Fib appeal (donations are still most welcome!) and information was available about the Village Produce Show in Sept. Finally, our very own Olympic Games Volunteer Anne White popped in to tell us about her experiences ‘down South’.
Apologies if I’ve left anything out – there was just so much going on. Thanks to everyone who made yesterday’s event such a great success.

De-Fib Appeal

De-Fib Appeal – 13th June 2012

Following on from our introduction courses held in the village hall last year to the benefits of owning Defibrillator’s in our villages.

Now we would like to install a CPad (community Public Access Defibrillation) one in Claxton and one in Sand Hutton that could be used 24/7/365. The cabinets will be wall mounted, one in Claxton, one in Sand Hutton, there will be easy access to them and will only be abled to be opened by access code given by the emergency services via a 999 call. (www.communityheartbeat.org.uk)

Because we want to ensure that anyone suffering a heart attack, who has only 4 or 5 minutes gets the best treatment. It can take 8 minutes for an emergency medical team to arrive in our villages, thats in a clear traffic situation!

We start our appeal to-day, we need £4,000 to cover the cost of purchasing them and having them installed. We are writing appeal letters to North Yorkshire County Council, The Parish Council, Rotary Clubs, Community Heartbeat Development Fund and others you may suggest.

Would you like to donate – please pop your donation in an envelope (cheques made payable to C & SH Parish Council “DEFIB APPEAL”

c/o Liz Heath, Lawnswood Claxton York YO60 7RZ
Tel: 01904 468428 – Email: Liz@Lawnswood.co.uk