26th July 2021 - As lockdowns ease we are delighted to announce the installation of another public access defibrillator (PAD) at the visitor centre in Alice Holt Forest, another area of high footfall and many taking exercise in the beautiful open air. The urgency for this installation came to the fore after a recent first aid incident at the forest and also the on-pitch emergency viewed by thousands at the 2020 World Cup Football, in which rapid defibrillation played a critical part in Christian Eriksen’s survival.
Jonathan McGloin, Recreation Manager at Alice Holt Forest, stated “We have worked closely with the Aston Defibrillator Fund and would like to thank them for their support in helping us ensure that a defibrillator is now accessible 24 hours a day. The safety of our visitors is a priority and all of our staff are trained in first aid and the use of specialist equipment. We will continue to make visitors aware of how to access this and other emergency help if needed.”
We praise Jonathan for his proactive and helpful manner in securing this installation and stress that defibrillators are easy to use and anyone can and should use it in cases where anyone collapses. They guide the rescuer through CPR if appropriate and dramatically improve the chances of a full and fast recovery for anyone suffering a cardiac arrest. We are all very proud to be part of this community project and encourage more local organisations to get involved and for every one of us not to be a bystander when someone needs help.”
24th Feb 2020: Delighted today to have attended the launch of three more public access defibrillators (PAD) in Farnham. All three were funded by the staff of Abbeyfield Wey Valley Care homes hard work, with donations from St Andrews Lodge, the 1st Farnham Girls Brigade and the ADF. ICS property services kindly installed all three without charge. Also we would say a huge thanks to all at Abbeyfield Wey Valley and all the businesses that supported their raffles, car washes and many more activity days to raise the funds. All the defibrillators are positioned on the outside of the three Abbeyfield homes in Farnham giving full 24/7 access to the community. Well done Abbeyfield Wey Valley.
16 Feb 2020 - The second defibrillator funded by The Alfred Pub and their charity quiz night in the autumn of 2019 has now been installed outside the school entrance at Folly Hill School on Coniston Drive.
We are delighted to confirm the new defibrillator funded by T Baker of Wrecclesham has now been installed outside the Rangers office at the entrance to Farnham Park, opposite the cricket ground. We are hgrateful not only to T Baker but also for the assistanvce from Waverkey Borough Council, the Friends of Farnham Park and members of the sports council who initiated the appeal with the Farnham Herald. A perfect example of the real community project that this needs to be.
After the appeal in the Farnham Herald just a few weeks ago, we are delighted to announce the new defibrillator was funded by the Dempster Trust and has alraedy been installed at 1 Waverley Lane, right by Farnham Station. Pictured are Jpn Curtis, Chairman on the Dempster Trust, Marion Parnell from Hones Business Park and keith harris, one of the ADF Trustees. We are very grateful to the Demptsre Trust for stepping up to fund this new installation and helping to support the local; community with this life saving piece of equipment.
Santander held a fundraiing Day on Monday 4th November.
With both a magificent cake sale and a cyclathon, they raised almost £5600 on the day and with more planned another new PAD is well underway for Farnham. Out thanks go to Tania Berella and her team who did a fantastic job, especially all those doing 20 plus mile son the bike in their turn. Well done and its not too late - if you would like to support the Santander team, please pop in to the branch and show your support.
Abbeyfield WeyValley Society
.... are organising events to raise funds for defibrillators in all six of their homes in Farnham, Guildford and Haslemere; three are in Farnham. Watch out for details of their fundraising events, but in the meantime why not help them get started with their donation page at:
Abbeyfield have are progressing very well with their fund raising event schedule, just the Xmas Market to go now :
Saturday 2nd November – Held a Car wash on Ridgway Court forecourt with a tea, coffee and cake stall
Friday 15th November - Hatch Mill Quiz night with supper. BYO drink!
Saturday 16th November – Tombola stall at Farnham Town Council Christmas Light switch on in Gostrey Meadow, Farnham
Sunday 8th December – Tombola stall at Farnham Town Council Christmas Market in Bush Courtyard, Farnham