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Defibrilator gives cardiac arrest victims fighting chance of survival

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Cllr Marston, Chris Murray (Vice-chairman Worcester Park), Kath Martin (assistant steward), Harry Aspinal (driving force behind the project)

Worcester Park is to become a community of lifesavers after it has been fitted with a Defibrillator that can be used by the public and has been awarded a training kit by the British Heart Foundation.

A defibrillator is a portable device that can be used by a member of the public to help restart the heart when someone has a cardiac arrest. For every minute that passes without defibrillation and CPR, the chances of survival decrease by around 10 per cent and this is why it is so important to make community life savers.

The training kit means that members of the public can learn how to use the kit in half and hour. The aim is to create training sessions open to the public so that everyday residents can become potential lifesavers.

Harry Aspinall, managed the project to be awarded the defibrillator and said:

“We are delighted to have this lifesaving package. The defibrillator will be placed in our main lobby meaning that local people have the best chance of survival should they suffer a cardiac arrest. We’re keen to get as many people as possible trained in CPR too.”

The training sessions will be held on a Saturday every month in the Royal British Legion Club House, Central Road, Worcester Park on:

  • Saturday 25 February, 11.00am – 12.00noon
  • Saturday 4 March, 11.00am- 12.00noon
  • Saturday 8 April, 11.00am – 12.00 noon
  • Saturday 20 May, 11.00am-12.00noon

More dates are to be added.