Chorley’s Angels at heart of community

Chorley's Angels trainer Steph Tomlinson and Chorley Community Housing neighbourhood development officer Catherine Lowe with the training equipment

Chorley's Angels trainer Steph Tomlinson and Chorley Community Housing neighbourhood development officer Catherine Lowe with the training equipment

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The Chorley’s Angels First Aid Community Group has been delivering defibrillator awareness sessions in the borough.

Thanks to support from Chorley Community Housing (CCH), the trained volunteers have been spreading their knowledge to the community.

Chairman David Forrest said: “There are defibrillators popping up everywhere – town centres, shops, churches, government buildings – and though very small, a defibrillator is a vital, life-saving piece of equipment for someone suffering a cardiac arrest.

“Chorley’s Angels have four machines for use when covering events in the community.

“But while talking with the public, the general consensus is that although many are aware of what a defibrillator is and what it does, the vast majority would not have the confidence to use one if needed.

“It made me realise we can deliver defibrillator awareness sessions.

“There were, however, several items which we needed to complete this aim, specifically a laptop, projector and portable screen.

“I am delighted CCH has again been extremely generous by donating these items from their Neighbourhood Grant Fund, which allows us to use the equipment to create professional Powerpoint presentations for the delivery of the courses.”

For more information, visit www.chorleyfirstaid.co.uk.