Oswestry Cambrian Rotary has an ongoing community programme to train as many people as possible in basic lifesaving skills. So far the programme has trained over 650 people since it has been going.

Recently another 10 local people undertook their 2.5hr session to learn how to do CPR and how to use a defibrillator as well as what to do in other medical emergencies.

Cambrian Rotary work with Welsh Ambulance Community Responders Effie Cadwallader and Adam Salomonson to deliver the very practical session with dummies and training defibrillators to give the attendees the confidence and the skills to sustain life until the paramedics arrive. Even more important in these difficult times with ambulances.

Rotarian and retired Community Responder Mike Lade said, “Thank you to those that joined our session and give up their Sunday morning. There would have been many more people had it not been for so many going down with colds. We are very grateful to the Wynnstay Hotel in Oswestry for allowing us free use of one of the large rooms for the training. We will organize another session in late Spring but if any groups or villages around Oswestry would like a free a session then please get in touch with me.”

The Oswestry Cambrian Rotary is ready to welcome all genders and couples of 18+ from the local community who want to be “people of action”.  They normally meet face-to-face at The Wynnstay Hotel, Church Street, Oswestry on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm and meet in the bar. Alternatively, you can join our meeting from anywhere via our Zoom account connection.

For more information on what their new style of Rotary has to offer contact Mike Lade on 01691 570917, info@oswestrycambrianrc.co.uk or see ww.oswestrycambrianrc.co.uk.

Pictured: Effie Cadwallader and Adam Salomonson in uniforms and the 10 new “life savers”.