In an exciting development for our community we now have our own defibrillator.
Many people are aware that, when someone is in cardiac arrest, every minute's delay in providing CPR and defibrillation drastically reduces the chance of survival. There are about 60,000 cases of cardiac arrest outside hospital each year. So, having easy, immediate access to an automatic defibrillator could save the life of someone in our community, maybe even someone you hold dear.
The defibrillator has been partly funded by FLiSCA and will be installed in the near future on the outside wall of the Galleries shop. Although it may sound somewhat daunting, it's most important to realise that it has been designed to be used by whoever happens to be passing by at the critical moment. It's so simple that anyone can use it - without any form of training.
So that as many of us as possible can become familiar with this equipment, all residents of Freshford and Limpley Stoke are encouraged to come along and find out more - and to watch a demonstration that will show you just how straightforward it is to use. Anyone who knows how easy it is will not be nervous about lending a hand should the need arise.
The demonstration will be held in the School Hall, Freshford, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 7th November as part of the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Freshford. The presentation will be given by Christian Hughes of St John Ambulance, Bath. Drinks and light refreshments will be available.
We hope that as many as possible will be able to join us.
Friends of Freshford