This was a fascinating talk and everyone learned something, whether about the Community First Responders ( CFR) role, about the equipment used by the CFR's, about the use of a defribrillator or about the role of the ambulance service in our area. The equipment is largely purchased by the individual CFR's, with the support of the charity, and photos show some of what is used. Only the oxygen cylinder and the bag is supplied by the Ambulance service so a lot of fundraising is needed to keep the CFR's on the road and fully equipped. Ian explained what the CFR's do, how they can often be on the scene before the ambulance, how they fit this volunteering role into their lives and so on. We were also shown how to use any defibrillator that one can access from village halls and other venues across the region. Very simple steps as shown in the photos - open, place pads on body, wait til machine tells you what to do next, stand back if patient needs to be shocked then wait before giving 30 chest compressions followed by two breaths. And keep going, following the instructions given as necessary by the machine. Fascinating and educational and at the end of the talk we gave a donation to support the charities life saving work.....job well done!
more Christmas trees, cakes, meals and a collection for charity in December 2021
more We donate ten Christmas hampers to the Knighton & East Radnor Food Bank
more During this critical time for many families, we have donated £500 to our local food bank along with another generous donation by another Rotary member....
more Roger supported our Rotary Club - this tribute is written by close friend and Rotary member Roy Williams
more This letter outlines the philosophy and reason that we need a food bank in East Radnor. An important read!
more You can see scanned copies of the promotion we are getting in the press......
more We were proud to be part of this community event in Presteigne
more This is a free event was held at the St Edwards Church Hall in Knighton. Please spread the word for next month September 10th! Contact Cathy Jones 01568 770808 or Chris Price 01544 267898
more Tuffins raise money for charity through their "Making a Difference Locally" programme and kindly donated £100 towards our charitable efforts in the local community.
more Today we presented a cheque for £1000 to the Knighton Food Bank with the support of the Ludlow Rotary Club. See the newspaper article on this special event on our "Latest News page" under "Newspaper Articles 2014"
more Santa came to the lunch put on for the elderly at the Methodist Church in Knighton....
more We were kindly invited to have a Rotary stall at this busy event at the Knighton Community Centre....
more Launched earlier this year the first Job Club course has already helped and equipped four local people into either paid or voluntary work.
more The money will help train volunteers to PAT test electrical equipment.
more to children from Presteigne Primary School to support their education about other countries.
more After a pleasant meal we were proud to donate £500 to this worthwhile charity.
more The Presteigne and Norton Community Support has established new furniture recycling warehouse to offer support to their local community.
more Our tree at St Edwards Church Tree Festival.....
more Club member Patrick Smith presented a cheque for £200 to the group to help with the costs involved in providing support for a group of people suffering mental and health problems.
more We are supporting the Knighton and District Twinning association's visit to Varades with 22 students from the Knighton Primary School in the form of Junior French Dictionaries donated to each student.
more We fund an extractor fan for the Support Groups Furniture Barn in Knighton.
more Last Wednesday incoming President Cathy Jones presented District Nurse Debbie Evans with a cheque for £400 in support of the nurses LEG club based in Knighton.
more This charity provides respite and holidays for children with cancer
more This charity was the one chosen for 2009-10 and we are proud to be supporters.
more The "message" in this project is the person medical and emergency contact details which can be kept in a bottle in the fridge.
more As the last speaker for this Rotary year, Lesley Wootton will be updating us in the activities of the Knighton Community support project.
more Creditable performance in District Quiz.....
back We are keen to support local community based charities in whatever way we can.