Pembury Evening WI

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR APRIL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

 

Pembury Evening WI was formed in 1964 and we have a membership of about 35. We meet on the 1st Friday of the month at Pembury Village Hall. We have a wide range of speakers.

Below is part of our latest newsletter, the full one can be seen in the news section of our website and is a taster of what we did at our last meeting.

MARCH MEETING – We do not tend to have a speaker at the meeting as we are busy bringing in the jumble ready for the sale the next day, however we invited Steve Aylward from the Spire Hospital to give us a talk and demonstration about the use of a Defibrillator machine. Steve began by explaining the difference between a Heart Attack which is a circulation problem when the person will probably be conscious and a Cardiac Arrest which is an electrical problem with the heart. The person will be unconscious and needs CPR to begin immediately as this will keep blood and oxygen circulating to the brain and around the body. In Britain only about 10% of people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest, due to low bystander CPR rates. In countries where CPR is taught in schools, as many as 1 in 4 survive. Having access to an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) helps the chances of survival. Once you are aware someone has had a cardiac arrest and that it is safe to approach, shake & shout to see if you can rouse the person. If not call 999 and begin CPR immediately. They will advise whether an AED is required and where the nearest one is. The AED will give you voice & visual prompts and will assess whether a shock is advised. In Pembury we have 5 AED’s – Pembury Pharmacy, Pembury Primary School, Waterfield House Surgery, Pembury Pavilion & Tesco Superstore. Further information about them and how to use them can be found in the Winter 2019 edition of Pembury Village News https://pemburyparishcouncil.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Issue180.pdf

JUMBLE SALE – A big thank you to everyone involved in the Jumble Sale, members and their families. It was very successful with over 180 people coming through the doors. Next year our jumble sale will be on Saturday 6th March, so put it in your diaries now. So far over £900 Gross has been raised with more likely to come in. This is an amazing achievement and makes all the hard work worthwhile.