Free defibrillator training for residents at Great Western Park
Residents living in and around Great Western Park have the chance to learn how to use a life-saving defibrillator at a special training session on Friday 1 December.
The session takes place from 6pm to 8pm at the Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre. Registration on the day starts a 5.45pm.
Those attending will get to see demonstrations of the defibrillator in action, and learn how the equipment works and how it benefits the community in saving precious minutes in helping those who experience sudden cardiac arrest.
All residents local to Great Western Park are welcome to attend and no special skills are required, just a willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency.
The event is being organised by Great Western Park Residents Association and The Community HeartBeat Trust.
South Oxfordshire District Council, which runs the Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre, recently installed a defibrillator at the site for community use.
Cllr Jane Murphy, Deputy Leader at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Having a defibrillator at Great Western Park ensures that life-saving help can be quickly available if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. It’s also vital that people in the local community know how to use this equipment if it was required, so it would be great to see lots of people come along to the defibrillator training session on 1 December.”
Gareth Clarke, the Chairman of the GWP Residents Association, said: "There has been fantastic support from the Great Western Park residents for this project, showing a great community spirit we aim to build upon. The training forms a vital part in vastly improving the survival chances of everybody in the area."