Since March 2015 – 14 Units installed; support given for 2 more and 2 more awaiting delivery – and still more in the pipeline
The Princes Risborough Project continues to make progress this time in Longwick. Our thanks go to the team at the Red Lion for their agreement to host a PAD on the pub which was installed on the 12th August and all those that helped with funding for the unit: The Longwick Village Hall; The Heart of Bucks/Kop Hill Climb and Wycombe District Cllr Clive Harris.
The picture to the left shows Gerry, Landlord of the Red Lion, with Geoff and Matt by the newly installed Unit.
We would also like to thank Nick Brownlow for his agreement to host a PAD on the Miles of Smiles Dentist’s Surgery in Monks Risborough. The Defibrillator will be supplied by Risborough Rangers Junior Football Club (RRJFC) located in a cabinet funded by Heart of Bucks/Kop Hill, and will give cover to the RRJFC pitch in Peter’s Lane. Final approval is awaited form Wycombe District Council as the site is within the Monks Risborough Conservation Area.
Thanks to Princes Risborough TESCO team for raising a fabulous £1,000 and County Councillor Bill Bendyshe-Brown for his donation, we are now able to look at a further site within the town. Our first choice is for a High Street location which will give protection to a large footfall of people.
This would add to the Defibrillators already installed in Wades Park, the Fire Station and Place Farm Way. The picture to the left shows members of the team from the Heart of Bucks and Community Impact Bucks at the unveiling in July with members of the RCDG.
A chance meeting with an ex Buckinghamshire resident in Sri Lanka has resulted in a Defibrillator being donated in Winchmore Hill. The meeting with Stephen Young, who now lives in the USA, developed into his extremely generous offer for which we, and the residents of Winchmore Hill, are really grateful. As it transpired Stephen had lived close to High Wycombe in his early years and has never forgotten his roots. Again our thanks got to him for his generous donation which overcame some complicated arrangements not least the transfer of US currency to the UK.
Thanks to the Parish Council, the Resident’s Association and the Memorial Hall team everything is now in place to install the Defibrillator into the porch of the Memorial Hall.
Congratulations to Bierton PC for their efforts in raising funding for two units within the parish. We were pleased to be able to help with advice on how and where to go to obtain grants and then to purchasing and registering the Defibrillators with South Central Ambulance Service. Training was also something we could help with by ensuring that the SCAS First Responder Team were involved.
Awareness and Confidence Training
Walters Ash School hosted an evening aimed at giving residents and staff an insight into how and when to use a Defibrillator. The talk was given by Steve Moore, a MOD (RAF) trainer, who had been instrumental in gaining the release for public use of three Defibrillators provided by the RAF for service personnel. The evening was well attended and covered all aspects from Calling 999 to the deployment and use of a Defibrillator.
The RAF units are located in Walters Ash, one on their Domestic Site and the other at their Operational Site.
Our thanks go to Steve for giving his time and the School for hosting the event.
We are very much aware that there are many other rural locations within Bucks which would benefit from having their own Defibrillator which is why we are working with residents in several other locations to find ways of providing this essential cover. If you know of other sites then we would like to hear from you. Please use the link provided on the email to let us know how and where we could help.