Neil Davidson hosted a charity golf day at West End Golf Club in Halifax and raised £12,000 for his Community CPR Fund. Over 30 teams took part in the event which had a shotgun start in the morning and in the afternoon, and the overall winner won a Four Ball at Royal Lytham St Anne’s Golf Course.
Neil Davidson started campaigning and raising money to pay for training following his own cardiac arrest 5 years ago and his son Oliver who was visiting from Australia carried out CPR on him for 21 minutes at 3.00 am in the morning until the Paramedics arrived and used a defibrillator on him.
Since then, Neil has encouraged people to be CPR trained and be confident in using a defibrillator if the situation arises.
Neil Davidson explained, “The Golf Day wasn’t just about raising money for the Community CPR Fund, it was an opportunity to raise awareness and that’s why we had CPR training on the 15th hole. This was a bit of an unusual activity for a Golf Day, but 95% of people who have a cardiac arrest on a golf course don’t survive, so it was a very interactive and informative day.”
“I was particularly grateful to receive lots of local business support for sponsorship, and would like to extend my thanks to PiB Insurance who were the headline sponsor.”
Steve Duncan, CEO of The Community Foundation for Calderdale where the Community CPR Fund is held added, “One of the causes we support is to improve health and lifespan for people in Calderdale, and we are pleased that Neil has raised money that will now be spent on CPR training.”
Did you know that an estimated 555,000 workers in Britain sustained an injury at work in 2017/18?
The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work. This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training. However, having the correct first aid provision in the workplace is not just a legal requirement, it is incredibly important for the safety of all members of staff!
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This touching, not to mention truly inspirational story came to us. It shows that a lot can happen from what can start as a small initiative.
A Halifax Employment Trust employee and donor to the Community Foundation for Calderdale asked friends and family not to buy him any birthday presents for his 60th birthday.
Instead, they held a fundraiser and have raised £10,600 to fund people in Calderdale to learn how to do CPR and for defibrillators.
I’d like to think that many would like to join us in wishing:
Happy birthday sir, thank you for your generous gesture.
Throughout 2017 Jill Webb Training will be running a number of training sessions covering the following:
- Emergency First Aid at Work
- Paediatric First Aid
- Food Safety
- First Aid at work – 3 full days
There are so many providers to choose from so why choose Jill Webb Training?
- Our prices include accreditation, tea and coffee, parking and venues accessible by public transport
- We are both experienced in our areas of work so we have ‘walked the walk’ and are not simply teaching you theory that we have no experience of!
- The courses are fun and practical with a minimum of sitting and listening!
- There is no end of course exam but ongoing observation and assessment
- All our courses are accredited by ITC training (www.itcfirstaid.org.uk) who quality assure our work
- We believe in keeping the Yorkshire pound in Yorkshire and book local community venues for our courses
If you have any queries or need advice on your legal obligations contact us online at jillwebbtraining.co.uk or phone Steve on 07740704164 or Jill on 07808277525