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What LDC has been up to recently:

Now Installed:  cPads going up at Railway Road Surgery, WLBC Offices & Stanley Depot

As phase 2 of the defibrillator installations continues more cPads going up at Railway Road Surgery in Ormskirk, the main Council Offices at Derby Street, Ormskirk & the Stanley Depot in Skelmersdale.  This builds upon the recently installed ones at Aughton Village Hall, Crawford Village Hall and the Memorial Hall in Halsall.  Watch out for more as the next to go up are at Bickerstaffe Hall Lane Playing Fields & the Technology Centre at Whitemoss, Skelmersdale.

A big promotional push is out in these communities to inform of the defib whereabouts, what to do if it is needed and also to continue on-going work in the area with Heartstart training.  By the end of February other cPad installations will take place at Dangerous Corner, Wrightington, Central Skelmersdale & the Village Hall in Scarisbrick..

Swim4DefibS

LDC is training to get back in the water at Salford Quays.  In the new Swim4DefibS project the swim team are going open water to complete a ‘cold’ mile around the fantastic Salford Quays area right next to the BBC Media City complex.  If you would like to join in and can swim a mile in a wet suit LDC will pay for your entry fee (£33) in return for a pledged £175 in sponsor money for more defibs.  Use the contact page or email lancsdefibs@justshocking.org.uk for more details.

Our achievements 2013

The Training Team began our calendar in February 2013 shortly before being awarded the Gold Standard Cardiac Smart Award through North West Ambulance Service.

Since then we have trained 1200 individuals in West Lancashire on Heartstart and AED Familiarisation.  Our Resusci Annies doing stirling work along with our training defibs.  Our groups have ranged from Year 5/6 School Children, Cubs, Guides, Young Farmers, Wine Clubs and the Street Pastors.  We thank you all for supporting us in our efforts and being such wonderful trainees.  We aim to top this number in 2014 but we need YOU to book your sessions early to avoid disappointment and most importantly spread the word about us and what we do.