Free Defibrillator and training presented to Tomlinscote School & College

Following on from the success of the Defibrillators for School scheme, the Woking CFR team presented a free defibrillator to Tomlinscote School in Frimley. As usual, the package included free training and a wall mounting cabinet for the equipment.

Team Leader Simon Ramm says:

“We were hoping to be able to expand the scheme and Tomlinscote School & College was an obvious choice having such a large student base. We’d like to thank Paul Deach for helping to introduce us to the right contacts within the school and Grace Schorah for organizing the session itself”

Tomlinscote School receive Defibrillator

Tomlinscote School receive Defibrillator

Woking CFR Team receive national award for their Defibrillators for Schools project

Woking CFR Team were honoured to receive a national award for their Defibrillators for Schools project.

At a ceremony in Kettering, Simon Ramm collected the SADS UK national award on behalf of everyone in the Woking CFR team. The award was presented by Dr David Pitcher, the chairman of the Resuscitation Council UK.

Team leader Simon Ramm says:

“It was an honour to receive this award and to share an evening with so many inspirational people. We’d like to thank Anne Jolly and SADS UK for this recognition which will help us to raise awareness of our project as we look to extend it further afield”

Tomlinscote School & College in Frimley is the next location to benefit from a free Defibrillator and training. The equipment will be presented at an awareness event at the school on 12th June.

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Woking CFR Team assist with PAD site training for Runnymede Borough Council

Members of the team assisted SECAmb (the South East Coast Ambulance Service) with their project to place life-saving PAD (Public Access Defibrillators) throughout the Borough. The project, led by Daniel Holland (SECAmb), saw five Defibrillators placed at key locations.

Four awareness sessions were delivered across May to give members of the public and Council staff the opportunity to train on how to use the equipment.

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Woking CFR Team assist with PAD site training for Runnymede Borough Council

Woking CFR Team assist with PAD site training for Runnymede Borough Council

Woking Bikeathon

On Sunday 12th May a team of Woking First Responders completed the Woking Bikeathon.

As one of the five main charities being supported by the Bikeathon, the team wanted to ensure they had a group of cyclists involved on the day to show support of the event.

Team Leader Simon Ramm says:

“The Rotary Club of Woking have supported our team from the very beginning and continue to be a key partner of ours into our fifth year in operation. On behalf of the whole team I’d like to say a big thank you to Terry Smith and everyone at the Club for their ongoing support”.

Nearly £500 of sponsorship money was raised to contribute to the Rotary Club’s benevolent fund.

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Woking CFR Team participate in joint training exercise

Realistic training scenarios are a key part of the team’s effort to ensure all First Responders are equipped to deal with any incident they may be required to attend. The scenario, which took place at the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, involved a casualty extraction exercise for Southern Fire & Rescue followed by appropriate medical treatment.

The team would like to thank Southern Fire & Rescue, the LAS and the staff at the MacDonald Stewart Canadian Pavillion.

Joint Training exercise - WCFR & Southern Fire & Rescue

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Woking team host free Cardiac Screening Event

Cardiac Screening at Salesian School in Chertsey

The team involved with Cardiac Screening at Salesian School in Chertsey

CRY LogoOver the weekend of 27-28th April the team held a free cardiac (heart) screening event for young people between the ages of 14-35. The event took place at Salesian School in Chertsey and was attended by students of local schools and sports clubs.

Team leader Simon Ramm says:

“It is a sad fact that every week in the UK, 12 young people lose their lives as a result of sudden cardiac death. Often there are no symptoms and yet there is a simple way to diagnose most cardiac abnormalities – by having an ECG test”

In conjunction with the highly renowned national charity ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’ (who screened the UK’s national Olympics team), over 200 young people received an ECG (Electrocardiogram) test to check for any cardiac abnormalities. Where relevant, an Echocardiogram (Ultrasound) test was also performed to provide further analysis of the heart. The £7,000 cost of the event was covered by the Woking team via a funding grant that was awarded as a result of their involvement and support in a screening research project.

Student being cardiac screened

Student being cardiac screened

During the screening event, 4 young people were identified as having a cardiac abnormality which required a referral for further testing.

First Responder Glyn Willoughby says:

“We’d like to pass on our thanks to everyone involved in making this event possible; Especially Peter O’Brien from Salesian School who very quickly became an instrumental member of the organising committee”.

 

 

CS07 The team are aiming to provide further screening events in the local area. If you are able to support this ongoing project, please contact info@woking-responders.co.uk

ASDA in Woking donate £100

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Our local ASDA store, based in the Lion Retail Park in Woking, kindly donated £100 to the team for winning its Community Token Scheme event.

First Responder Sue Shaw says:

“We would like to pass on our thanks to Rob Jackman and his colleagues at ASDA and of course to all the customers who selected our team with their green tokens”

 

Free Defibrillator and training presented to Fullbrook school

Fullbrook AED Training Manual

The Woking team presented a free AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to Fullbrook school in New Haw. Full training was again provided enabling staff to physically use the equipment in order to underline its simplicity of use.

Fullbrook spokesperson Susan Mannveille says:

”We are delighted with the donation of a defibrillator and after the training session everyone feels confident about using the equipment if necessary”

With the addition of Fullbrook school, the level of defibrillator cover in the local area has risen to over 6,000 children and staff.

First Responder Glyn Willoughby says:

“We continue to be extremely impressed with the dedication of Surrey school staff. The high level of motivation and existing first aid ability is very encouraging”