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January 2021A secure cabinet provided for an existing defibrillator at The Washington Cricket Club in Rickleton. Again, thanks to Len Cole for completing the installation
Another community public access defibrillator was installed today in Washington. Kimberley Cheetham is manager of The Cross Keys in Washington Village and she is always looking at ways in which she can support the local community. During a discussion with staff about what they could raise funds for it was suggested that a public access defibrillator would be an excellent cause.
Kimberley set up an online fundraiser with ‘GoFundMe’ and had also collected donations during a ‘Santa’s Workshop’ event in December. Kimberley is now a member of Rotary Washington and she has been working with our own member Phil Hopps to see the project through. Both Rotary Washington Forge and Rotary Washington made contributions to support the appeal along with local businesses, groups and individuals resulting in the required funds being raised in little more than one week!
Thanks go to Lee and J.W. Fazey Electrical Contractors for installing the cabinet.
This potentially life-saving equipment is now available to the local community and to visitors to this popular village green area. #teamwork #PeopleOfAction WEL Medical Limited
more This project is aimed at increasing the number and availability of 'Community Public Access Defibrillators' (cPADs) across the north-east. This equipment has the potential to save the lives of those experiencing a cardiac arrest.
more We again supported this Rotary/Stroke Association initiative by offering free blood pressure checks and advice in The Galleries, Washington.
more This year's Swimathon was held again at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre. This year our headline charitable cause was 'T1KZ' - assisting children, young people and families living with Type 1 diabetes in the North East
more Presentations to just some of the groups involved in this year's Swimathon
more We again held our annual appeal this year and collected food in the Washington area for distribution through The Salvation Army to families in need.
more Our second Swimathon was held at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre.
more Sunday 15th July 2018 at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre
more Rotary District Grant contributes to new furniture.
more 'A successful Sunday Swimathon'
more Collecting donations of food for distribution to those in need of help at Christmas
more Angela and Donna helping clean up the beaches at Whitburn and Seaburn
more Around £25,000 has been donated to help Covid hit organisations and charities in the region by Rotary North East in the year since the first lockdown.
more Freda Brennan is presented with a 'Paul Harris Fellow' Award for her dedicated support to young people in the Community
more Community groups unite to provide a defibrillator for Teal Farm
more Our annual charity Swimathon at the 'Everyone Active' Washington Leisure Centre on Sunday 7th July 2019
more Provision of tools and equipment
more A stage production telling a story of families living during The Blitz in WW2
more In support of the work of the Stroke Association we offered free blood pressure checks in The Galleries, Washington.
more Working together with other community groups
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