TWO LIFE saving defibrillators have been installed in the borough this month, with funding from the county council.
Both Lodge Park Social Club and Abbeydale Social Club have installed London Hearts Defibrillators to the outside of their buildings so that not only do people visiting the club have access to life saving treatment but also the rest of the surrounding community too.
County Councillor Emma Marshall has been working closely with the management of the clubs along with Redditch First Responders and Redditch Borough Councillor Tim Pearman to make this a reality.
Coun Marshall said: “I know personally how important it is for someone experiencing a cardiac arrest to receive treatment such as CPR and a shock from a defibrillator.
“We always hope that the defibrillators will never be needed, but if they ever are, they could be the difference between life and death for someone.
“I want to thank both of the clubs for agreeing to install these units and to Ross for registering them.”
Redditch Borough Councillor Tim Pearman added: “I suspect most people will have stories of when someone they know experienced a cardiac episode. Unfortunately a lot of these stories don’t have a happy ending, but nowadays with this technology it doesn’t have to be that way.”
Andy Shannan from Lodge Park Social club is putting on a 80’s and 90’s disco on Friday 29th July in order to raise money for the Redditch First Responders, an organisation solely by volunteers.
Doors open at 7pm and entrance is only £3.
Andy said: “We will do whatever we can do to help support this great cause. We would like as many people as possible to come and support this event so that Redditch First Responders can continue their fantastic work across the town.”
Ross Harris from Redditch First Responders added: “We are very grateful to Lodge Park Social Club for putting on this event and I am looking forward to attending in person.”