Twenty four King’s Sutton residents attended a 2-hour training session at the village’s Millennium Memorial Hall on Saturday November 30, where they received expert tuition from members of Brackley-based charity “Do it for Defib”. The charity is dedicated to the delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and the installation of community public access defibrillators across South Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.
Attendees were taught emergency life-saving techniques and how to deal with someone who is unconscious but breathing or even not breathing at all. Everyone had the opportunity to have a hands-on go at the techniques and were also shown how to operate the publicly accessible automatic defibrillator, which the charity has recently installed at the hall.
The event was organised and sponsored by King’s Sutton Parish Council. Chairman Bob Burrell says:
“The session was a great success and we are all grateful for the time and commitment given by both Charlotte and Stuart Pickwick, and their colleagues from Do it for Defib. We’d also like to thank those residents of the village who gave up their Saturday morning to attend and learn these life-saving skills. We hope the parish council will consider repeating the event next year.”
If you’d like to help Do it for Defib save even more lives, click here to visit the charity’s Just Giving page.