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March Golf Club captain holes a life-saving defib with his annual charity



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March Golf Club now has a community access defibrillator (CAD) which is registered with the emergency services.

An automated external defibrillator (AED) enables people with minimal experience to give lifesaving emergency treatment to a person suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Making the defibrillator accessible was one of the charity projects that March golf club captain (2021) Andy Lilley, set his sights on. Andy organised a number of activities throughout the year to meet his target.

Andy Lilley (left) and club chairman Barry Cracknell with the defibrillator. (56693609)
Andy Lilley (left) and club chairman Barry Cracknell with the defibrillator. (56693609)

Andy said: “The club was fortunate to have a defibrillator, but it was only accessible when the clubhouse was open. Having a CAD means that it is accessible 24 hours a day and can be used by the local community as well as members and visitors to the club.”

If someone is having a heart attack or goes into cardiac arrest, phoning 999 will advise where the nearest defibrillator is and the code on how to access it. The defibrillators are automated and instructions on how to use it are clear.

March club chairman Barry Cracknell said: “Having the defibrillator accessible is a bonus for the club and the community. I’d like to thank Andy for making this possible through his captain’s charity project.”

The CAD can be found on the clubhouse wall by the first tee.



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