Defibrillator Donation

The members of Padley Lodge and the Freemasons of Derbyshire have donated £500 to the purchase of a defibrillator to the residents of Sheldon.

W.Bro Alan Clark presenting the £500 to Mrs Charlotte Swift (Treasurer of Sheldon Parish Meeting)

W.Bro Alan Clark presenting the £500 to Mrs Charlotte Swift (Treasurer of Sheldon Parish Meeting)

This important piece of equipment can mean the difference between life and death, as following a cardiac arrest the chance of survival decreases by 23% per minute. It is therefore very important medical treatment starts as soon as possible. The UK Resuscitation Council suggests a defibrillator should be available wherever medical treatment is more than 5 minutes away. In practical terms this means the whole of the UK; of course we would much rather it never had to be used!

W.Bro. Alan Clark Charity Steward from Padley Lodge said: “We support our local community whenever possible, and this donation will contribute towards the cost of a Defibrillator for the community of Sheldon.

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