How it’s done …….
As many of you will know, we have been fitting Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) around Selsey and there are now 6 in place with at least 2 more to come. But we know also that people are very wary of them indeed, one may say frightened. To show that there is no magic in using them, we decided that we needed to give ‘hands on’ demonstrations as to their use.
We have given demonstrations in the past to selected groups and on Lifeboat Day. However, a more general event was needed and, thanks to St Wilfrid’s Catholic Church for giving us the use of their Hall and to many members of the church for their considerable help, the event was arranged. But, how many would come-10 -20 -, we had no idea. In the end, over 100 people attended. A figure well beyond our expectations. The businesses and residents of Selsey funded the PADS and it is clear that they have a great interest in how to use them and the success of the scheme.
We will be holding general demonstrations at different locations in the future and these will be advertised well in advance.
Finally, as you can see, you are never too young to learn CPR and the skill of defibrillator use.