New Defibrillator for Beaminster
How to use the Defibrillator
Why are Defibrillators important?
According to the British Heart Foundation, less than 1 in 10 people in the UK survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This has been partly attributed to two factors that communities can change:
- there aren’t enough people prepared to perform CPR when someone has a cardiac arrest
- there aren’t enough defibrillators.
By having a defibrillator in our community and by training people in CPR, we can play an important part in saving more lives. For more information about Defibrillators in Communities, visit the BHF website here.
The Beaminster Town Council are in the process of setting up an open training session for anyone in the community who would like to learn how to use the machine. As soon as the dates and times have been confirmed, these will be published.
About the Co-op Community Fund
The Co-op Local Community Fund helps pay for local projects that Co-op members care about. Every time members shop at Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-branded products and services goes to help fund community projects, like this one. Co-op goes one step further in also giving all money raised from shopping bag sales to their causes too. Find out more about the fund, here.