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Written by Sevenoaks CFRs on Monday, 31 October 2016

You know we had "Stan The Man".........

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Yep that one - well now we also have

"Stan the Van"  - a welcome addition to our team, delivering all our training kit to venues when needed.

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The last couple of months saw the recruitment of 4 new CFRs - welcome Darren, Susan Ghislaine and Pamela, who are going through assessment and training as we speak. This is great news, alongside the news that SEV08 returns to responding after a few months off which increases our cover in Sevenoaks and the surrounding district enormously.  We do unfortunately now have to raise over £4000 to equipment them and get them on the road.

This month as well we were able to donate an older model AED (Defibrillator) and launch a brand new pad site and the Plough Public House in Basted.

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A huge thank you to the landlord Ben, who agreed to host the box and also provide it with power so it stays nice and warm in the winter. Plaxtol Parish Council assisted by paying for the installation of the box.

We have of course been responding to dozens of 999 calls each month across the area and next month we will be running some Public AED + CPR courses in Dunton Green and Chipstead so get in touch with the local Parish councils if you would like to attend.  This month we took part in the national "restart a heart" campaign and trained 60 school children in basic life support and CPR

We have just done a street collection in Sevenoaks which raised, £239 and we are going to be the be the beneficiaries of the raffle from the Grand Tea Dance in Otford on the 2nd December ( Tickets for the Dance are £10 and available in advance from Vicky on 07780853679)

Thats about all for now, do get in touch if your local group would like some Free CPR  & AED & First Aid Training ( Donations Welcome)

For life-threatening emergencies it's 999

Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999