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First Aid course

12 parish first aiders trained - thanks to Drewfest
Twelve people from the parish took part in an all day first aid course on 25 March at the parish hall, paid for by money raised at Drewfest.
Richard Drew was one of three parish councillors,  with vice chairman Sue Hay and Alison Weekes, who took part. Others were Maureen Bendle, Val Slabbert, Kate Hopper, Casey and Thelma Blackmore, Adrian Hay, Alex Hill, Piers Pepperell and Chris Brake.
Ace paramedic Neil Fines put the group through an intensive course of emergency first aid in the workplace, including use of the parish's two new AED machines, automated external defibrillators. These are situated by the chapel in Rosemary Lane, and on the church side of the Half Moon pub.
The course covered choking, wounds and bleeding, fractures, broken bones, embedded objects, burns, unconsciousness and shock.
Pictured are (top) the trainees with practice dummies for  CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and (left) Alison Weekes trying out her choking technique on Richard Drew.