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A notice from St Guthlacs Church

Blisters and all: Walking the Pennine Way

 

Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 7pm

 

St Guthlac’s Church, Holbrook Rd LE2 2LN

 

The Pennine Way is the oldest official long distance trail in Britain. It is 275 miles from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders through some of the most beautiful parts of the country, but is not without its challenges both mental and physical. Join us as two friends (Fiona and Simon) recount their story of their walk to Scotland - how it began, the places they visited, the sights they saw, the people they met and of course ….the blisters.

 

Free talk and refreshments, do come along and socialise!

 

Open Gardens July

 

This summer SKCE will be organising an open gardens with Knighton WIld. The focus this year is gardening for wildlife. If you have a garden that you think people will find interesting then please email John Crookes to discuss your ideas.

AED for South Knighton

 

 

South Knighton Community Events (SKCE) with the support of St Guthlacs Church are asking all residents of South Knighton and users of Holbrook Hall to help us raise funds for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to be sited outside Holbrook

 

Why?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a leading cause of premature death but some lives can be saved……the quicker a casualty is treated by defibrillation the greater chance of success. Seconds count though and with the ambulance service under strain, having AEDs in every community makes complete sense. Holbrook Hall is a well-used community venue alongside a busy church and a populated area of South Knighton.

 

How do they work?

When a member of the public dials 999, if a community AED is within a radius of 500m, the 999 operator directs the caller to collect an AED if appropriate. AEDs are designed for use by the public and will not work on a casualty who doesn’t need it.

 

I’m scared to use it though!

As part of the East Midlands Ambulance Service project they offer community training in CPR and familiarisation in the use of AEDs but even without this training anyone can use an AED. The machine gives you verbal step-by-step instructions.

 

What funds are needed?

The funds raised will go to purchase an AED (approx £1200), its installation and the purchase of replacement and paediatric pads.

 

How to Donate

You can donate here

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/defibrillatorforsouthknighton

 

Or if you would prefer to make a cash donation please bring it to Helen at 43 South Knighton Road (please pop it in an envelope with your name&address and I will issue a receipt!).

 

Want to see more?

Watch this video made by the London Ambulance Service