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12 August 2019Defibrillator donated by Gavin Curwen Heart Screening Foundation
The Parish Council were absolutely delighted to be the recievers of a Defibrillator donated to us by the Gavin Curwen Heart Screening Foundation. This will soon be installed outside the The Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge
A little bit about the Gavin Curwen Heart Screening Foundation
February 2017, Wath Brow Hornets Coach, Gavin Curwen died suddenly aged 40.
In Gavin’s legacy, his family and friends set up the Gavin Curwen Heart Screening Foundation where the aim was to raise enough money to have all the players at Wath Brow Hornets and the local community screened.
A charity night was held and the response to the fundraising was amazing with a staggering £18,000 raised from the first event. The first Heart Screening session was set up and a team of Doctors/Nurses from the Welsh Heart Association attended Wath Brow Hornets where almost 90 individuals were screened with nine individuals referred to their GP for further tests.
A second event was held with a further £15,000 raised. This money has been used to purchase Defibrillators for Cleator Cricket Club, Egremont Rugby League & Egremont Cricket Club, Egremont Rugby Union, Ellenborough Rangers, Local First Responders, Santon Bridge and Irton and also two portable units for the Wath Brow Hornets Open Age Travelling Teams ensuring that they are always playing with a Defib on hand.
In September 2019 we have our third fund raising event planned. With the funds raised we will be looking to host another Heart Screening Day and reach out to the local community to anyone who requires help with the purchase of life saving equipment such as a defibrillator. .