BASICS Dorset volunteers have been teaching life saving skills to the public at the Margaret Green Country Fayre. The fayre is one of the annual highlights at the Margaret Green Animal Rescue Centre out in the Purbecks.
Jon & Katie from BASICS Dorset are longtime supporters of Margaret Green (let's be honest - who doesn't like looking after kitties) and are usually on-hand at these events for first aid cover in the rare instance of a medical mishap.
With the recent launch of BASICS Dorset, Margaret Green very kindly offered a stand for our charity at the event. BASICS Dorset teamed up with local first aid trainers Immerse Medical to offer some free life saving lessons to the fayre-goers. Jon, Katie, Rachel and Simon were kept busy showing all comers how to deal with choking patients, unconscious casualties, how to perform CPR and use a public defibrillator (AED). The weather was fantastic and thankfully there were only a handful of minor injuries requiring a bit of first aid.
From charity chair Dr Katie Muscroft: "Thanks to everyone who came along to see us at Margaret Green at the weekend. The weather just about held on and the team were kept busy teaching some basic lifesaving skills whilst getting support for the charity. Our big push now is to get the first BASICS responder for Dorset out on the road this autumn. We can't do this with out your support: we need to raise an initial £5,000 to complete our charity registration and get a response car kitted out. Please, please make a donation to us here or at www.basicsdorset.org.uk. Even a couple of pounds will help us to start saving lives in your county."