Defibrillator Training Day 2013

Chairman Janet Louth and committee member Val Compton welcome everyone to the Defibrillator Training Day.

Chairman Janet Louth and committee member Val Compton welcome everyone to the Defibrillator Training Day.

 

We flung the Town Hall doors open at 12 noon – to find a queue of keen people wanting to get in early and know what to do with those bright yellow boxes that have appeared all over Wiltshire.

For the next 7 hours we were flat out, and we worked out that we must have trained over 300 people. Julie Habgood, the BLS Trainer, was simply sensational. Smiling, welcoming and so professional,  she had about 5 minutes’ break in 7 hours and just kept going. From the first training session at 12.15pm to the final one at 6.45pm, she was absolutely wonderful – though I hate to think how both her knees and her voice were when she finally made it home.

Our thanks, too, to Gillian Leake and Dave Arnold, Rapid Responders from Ramsbury who volunteered to help and were, as last time, just great. Jonathan Glover came along for awhile to help out too, which was lovely of him. And I have to make a special mention of Keith Marshall, who not only pounded the pavements around Marlborough to deliver nigh-on 1000 leaflets about the day; he also stayed on for much longer than he should have done, and helped Julie with great charm and panache.

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