Meetings

CHEPSTOW AND CALDICOT LIONS CLUB

CENTENNIAL PROJECT

The aim of this project was to place AED’s in Chepstow and Caldicot and surrounding villages by the end of July 2017.

Funding was enabled via The Dennis Lynch Memorial Fund in conjunction with The British Heart Foundation. (The Dennis Lynch memorial fund was a legacy from a former Club member).

In total to date the club has provided 11 machines along with the CPR kits and ancillary equipment.

The latest installation being in Caerwent at The Coach and Horses Public House, where the Welsh Ambulance Service provided the necessary training.

The event was attended by several club members to watch Lion President Brian Prout present to Karen Haddow Chair of Caerwent Community Council the new AED, also in attendance was Gerard Rothwell National PAD Manager for the Welsh Ambulance Service and members of the community.

Three machines along with medical kits and torches were presented to the Newport, Chepstow and Caldicot First responders, their training was provided by the Wales Ambulance Service.

After consultation with local Community Councils, seven sites were identified in rural areas where there was a need for an AED.

Wye Dean School (Sedbury)

Caerwent

St Arvans (Two)

Shirenewton

Mynyddbach

Earlswood

Huntsman Inn (Shirenewton).

The Shirenewton, Mynyddbach, Earlswood and the Huntsman Inn has been funded in collaboration with Mr Philip Moyes JP owner the Huntsman Inn, who has been raising funds to purchase the AED’s, all the above have now received their AED’s and training.

A further two are under consideration at Itton Village and Mathern Village.

The Welfare team under the Leadership of VP Lion John Robinson and IPP Lion Ray Nash have gone to great lengths to ensure that each machine is situated in the best possible position and ensure that the local population is aware of where the machines can be found in emergencies.

There has been a great deal of communication with The British Heart Foundation and the club is most grateful for all their help and advice in setting up this project.

The club is also grateful to the British Heart Foundation for supplying the CPR kits and other equipment, and The Wales and Gloucester Ambulance Services for providing a first class training programme throughout the project.

The club has to provided Identification stickers for each machine to let people know that they were supplied by Chepstow and Caldicot Lions Club.

Whilst the funding from the BHF has now ceased for this year, it is the clubs intention to continue with the project and identify areas where this is still a need for AED, s and is continuing discussions with the BHF.

 

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