Like all local clubs, West Heaton is run by volunteers, and there is always something we need to update, repair or want to improve.From baking cakes, to sponsored hikes, our members are always finding ways to raise money for things the club needs. Our most well known is the 100 Plus Club, a monthly draw with cash prizes.
To become a 100+ Club member you buy shares at £4 per month (you can buy multiple shares). There is a draw every month, and cash prizes are awarded ranging from £200 to £500, with individual prizes between £50 and £200.
The more people in the scheme, the more prizes there are. Proceeds are used for projects that will benefit all members like the bar lounge refurbishment and rain canopies.
The defibrillator is located at the front of the Club in plain sight from the tennis courts and with easy access from the bowling green and squash courts. The pouch attached to the defibrillator contains scissors, shaving razor and mouthguard to help you remove clothing, shave chest hair and deliver CPR if necessary.
The video above has very clear information about how to use the equipment, giving you the best chance of helping a victim.
Please note: This video is American-made and refers to calling 911 for expert help. In the Uk this emergency number is 999. Otherwise, this instruction video is exactly as for our equipment.
Please be aware:
The defibrillator is easy to use in the event of sudden cardiac arrest
The machine gives clear spoken instructions to follow when it is switched on
The defibrillator is fully automatic
The machine will make the decision about giving the patient a shock or not
No harm will occur to the patient just by applying the pads
If the patient has not had a cardiac arrest the machine will do nothing and no harm will be done.
If you are unsure, it is better to apply the pads than do nothing
By using the defibrillator you will not make the patient’s situation worse and you may save their life