Sunday, 17 September 2017

ITV Pride of Britain nomination

We had some good news last week that Ian has been nominated for an ITV Pride of Britain Award for his work carried out with the  Defibrillator Partnership.

On Friday , reporter Richard Slee and cameraman Steve Codling attended the Coastguard Station to interview Ian, Peter Wakefield (the nominator ) and later at the United Reform Church an interview with Maggie.

The interview will be screened on ITV Meridian Tonight (6pm) during the week starting 9th October along with the other nominees of the Award throughout the week.

 A final winner is announced after all the nominations have been shown.

This nomination is very special reflecting the hard work of all the coordinators,  guardians, electricians and all those who have so generously donated to fund the devices and cabinets in Swanage and Purbeck area.

Richard and Steve outside the URC

Friday, 15 September 2017

SCDP News Update

Whilst everyone has had a busy summer , the partnership has been busy in the background ensuring the devices are rescue ready.

Within a week of being installed the Worth device went to an incident, followed by the URC device which went to an incident during the folk festival.

The workshops continue to encourage the use of the devices in the community.

Pictured above is a recent workshop at the All Saints Church with Maggie and Sophie demonstrating the processes involved.  Sophie has temporary departed Swanage whilst she attends UWE in Bristol so we wish her well in her studies.

We have a big workshop day coming up on the 16th October with workshops at 11am and 7pm at the Methodist Church Hall.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Next cabinet goes up in Worth

 Working with the Worth  Village Hall Committee , the Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership has put up the latest public accessed Defibrillator cabinet.

Previously the device has been inside the Village Hall,  after fund raising this year  and working with the partnership the device will soon be available 24 hours a day.

Our resident electrician , Simon gave his time to install the cabinet which is to the side of the village hall near the back door.

The device has had to be placed here due to the listed status of the village hall so it couldn't be placed on the front of the building.

This cabinet and device is the partnerships 16th site in the Purbeck area.

 The partnership is a charity under the Swanage and Purbeck Development Trust with all funds raised going to providing equipment.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

SCDP supports Swanage Carnival

Swanage Carnival have been a major supporter of the partnership so this week, the volunteers have been assisting the carnival.

Maggie Hardy with the Swanage Mayor Mike Bonfield and our junior team.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

New Device goes to incident in first 4 days.

The new device in the telephone box at Mead Road in Corfe had only gone into service 4 days ago when it was called to an incident.

This device has been provided by the Community Heartbeat Scheme , Corfe Castle are the latest area to come under the umbrella organisation of the Swanage Community Defibrillator Partnership.

We will be working and supporting the village in providing further devices for Corfe and Kingston very soon.

More details on the project soon especially as the phone box gets an over haul.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Help us to keep the devices working

As a chosen charity of the Coop in Swanage , help us maintain our devices and cabinets by using the CO - OP in Swanage.
By using the store and purchasing COOP own brands the partnership will receive a percentage which helps us keep our devices available for public use.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Guardian Team training

To ensure the devices and cabinets are kept rescue ready, the partnership carry out checks every two weeks on the equipment.

Having 18 devices in the community means a team of volunteers being available to carry out those checks.

This evenings the partnership carried out a training session for the "Guardians" and then had a team photo. The training included device and cabinet awareness as well as the audit process to record the checks.

We were really pleased that our "overseas" coordinator , Kyle joined us on a holiday from Australia !
Kyle was a founder member of the partnership before moving last year.