The Community Heartbeat Trust is holding a Community Defibrillator Seminar at the Civic Centre on Monday 7th August 2017 starting at 7.00pm.
Arranged by Wotton-under-Edge Town Council, the event comes after the recent installation of two new defibrillators outside the Civic Centre and the Synwell Pavilion, as a result of a successful Big Lottery Fund application by the Town Council.
The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the new defibrillators and how to use them, to increase the chances of saving lives in our community.
At the seminar, the Community Heartbeat Trust will explain how the equipment works, demonstrate how to use it in an emergency and outline its benefit to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.
Everyone is welcome to come to the seminar. No special skills are required, just a willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency. Refreshments will be provided.
Mayor of Wotton, Councillor Paul Smith, says: “The Town Council is delighted to have secured funding from the National Lottery to provide this vital equipment for the town. The seminar is a great opportunity for residents to find out how they can play a part in saving lives in our community and we hope people will be encouraged to come along.”
For more information, please contact The One Stop Shop on 01453 521659.