Last Friday, 8 October, the CADEY Committee, accompanied by their generous funders Esh Construction and Humber Aid made a whistle-stop tour of Beverley and Holderness to pay visits to the life-saving public access defibrillators installed over the summer.
CADEY’s campaign objective is to achieve full coverage and better awareness of publicly accessible defibrillators in the rural communities of Beverley and Holderness and great progress has been made since Graham Stuart MP founded the campaign. From 62 communities it is now down to 20. The last push is underway to cover these final outlying areas and CADEY is delighted that further corporate funders are coming forward to help with the remaining costs.
First stop was the “Ofsted Outstanding” Farmyard Friends Day Nursery in Mappleton to meet up with the owner, Caroline Basham who said “‘We feel very reassured having the defib located at our nursery. All our nursery Practitioners are fully paediatric first aid trained and are trained to know how to use a defibrillator. We are extremely grateful to CADEY and to Esh Construction and Humber Aid for donating it to us.”
The CADEY committee moved on to pay a visit to Hornsea Town Walking Football Club and Chris Lund, Chairman of the Club said “When the Club contacted CADEY to see if there was a possibility of a defib for Hornsea Town Walking Football Club we didn’t expect such a positive reply. On behalf of the Club I’d like to thank CADEY and Esh Construction for generously providing the funding for our defib, which is now ready to save lives should it be needed.”
The CADEY Committee enjoyed fish and chips at Sullivans in Hornsea en route to their next appointment. Andrew Milner, Chairman of Help for Health, said “Sullivans fish and chips really are something special and it is a great treat to enjoy some today.”
From Hornsea CADEY made its way over to a successful business in Woodmansey, Manor Farm Camping, which is a previous winner of a Camping and Caravan Club Small site award. Catherine Barker, the owner said “It’s great to welcome the CADEY Committee to Manor Farm Camping to show them the defib’s central location on the campsite where it can easily be reached by everyone. I’d like to thank CADEY’s funders Esh Construction and Humber Aid for being so kind and paying for it to be here.”
The final stop of the day was in South Dalton at the Michelin star pub, the Pipe and Glass where CADEY was greeted by pub owner James McKenzie and his wife Kate.
Kevin Moore, local resident, said “Dalton Holme Parish Council asked me to lead on sourcing a defibrillator for South Dalton which I discussed with James and Kate McKenzie at the Pipe and Glass who have been great community fundraisers over the years and not only did they agree to fundraise yet again, but they also agreed that we could install it at the Pipe and Glass. The Parish Council and I are extremely grateful to CADEY and to their funders Esh Construction and Humber Aid, without whose generosity we would not now be the proud hosts of a fabulous defibrillator.”
Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, and founder and Chairman of the CADEY campaign commented “Today really was a celebration of local communities in my constituency going out of their way to make sure there is a life-saving defibrillator nearby. And my deepest thanks go to Esh Construction and Humber Aid for partnering with CADEY to donate so generously. I think there’s more to do to get the message out there that most Sudden Cardiac Arrests are likely to take place outside hospitals, many in people’s front rooms and kitchens. And a patient’s chance of survival drops by 10% for every minute defibrillation is delayed. That’s why it’s so important that CADEY, its generous funding partners, The Smile Foundation and Yorkshire Ambulance Service are working closely to make sure when a defibrillator is needed, there will be one. We started off needing more than 60 in rural areas in my constituency and now we’re down to 20. The final push should see them covered too.”
Warren Bostock, Community Defibrillation Officer for Yorkshire Ambulance Service and CADEY Committee member added “Yorkshire Ambulance Service really appreciates the support of CADEY to potentially save lives by providing defibs to rural communities where there are gaps in coverage. To complement the provision of defibrillators YAS offers free online familiarisation sessions and they can be found on the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Facebook page.”
Ross Markwell, Business Development Director at Esh Construction, said: “Esh is honoured to continue our support of the CADEY campaign, working alongside Graham Stuart MP, Humber Aid, HEY Smile Foundation and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. A collaborative effort has provided much needed defibrillators to rural communities within Beverley and Holderness.
“We would also like to thank our framework client, YORhub, for allowing Esh to support this campaign via the YOR4Good Fund.”