New defibrillator installed at Cowplain club

From left, 'Adam Sawyer, Dave Fisher, Len Ward, bar supervisor Emma Boothroyd, Mike Jarrett and Alan Sawyer
From left, 'Adam Sawyer, Dave Fisher, Len Ward, bar supervisor Emma Boothroyd, Mike Jarrett and Alan Sawyer
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Cowplain Social Club has joined the defibrillator campaign by installing a machine inside the club.

Bar supervisor Emma Boothroyd said: ‘We’re really proud of the club for providing the defibrillator. It’s a great device, easy to use and I really hope more groups follow our example.’

A defibrillator shocks the heart back into action, which can increase the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest by as much as 50 per cent.

Club president Gez Groom added: ‘It’s a valuable asset to the club and local community.’

The equipment used to require hours of training, but now portable, automatic defibrillators are available that can be used anywhere. This means that even amateur first-aiders can administer them with minimal instruction, delivering vital life-saving action.