Free opportunity to learn lifesaving skills


Wilmslow Town Council will be hosting a free CPR and defibrillator training session on Wednesday, 29th March, at Wilmslow Parish Hall.

The training session, which will start at 8pm and last around an hour, will be provided by local Community First Responder Mike Pain along with Sara Harris of the North West Ambulance Service.

The aim is to provide Wilmslow residents with information on CPR and the availability of public access defibrillators in Wilmslow. The session will feature demonstrations on when and how to use CPR and the defibrillators in the hope that residents will feel confident in using them.

There are a number of defibrillators available in Wilmslow and Wilmslow Town Council has itself provided three public access defibrillators in the town centre which are located in Waitrose, Boots and the Slug & Lettuce. They have also provided external storage boxes to St Bartholomew's Church and Wilmslow Rugby Club, thereby making their own defibrillators available at all times.

Assistant Town Clerk Helen Richards said "We always liaise with the North West Ambulance Service regarding defibrillators and I am pleased to say that in November 2015 the Town Council was awarded a Bronze Cardiac Smart accreditation by the Service."

Helen added "Although the defibrillators talk you through how to use them some background training will help residents to feel more confident in using one should the need arise."

All residents are invited to attend this free session, no booking is necessary. For further information email the Assistant Town Clerk or call 01625 402907.

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