At the beginning of June
we heard the great news that we are now a registered charity (1092333).
Our thanks go to all those who have helped to make this possible.
We are now providing first
aid and/or ambulance cover for further events. Since November 2001
we have covered 39 events, treating a total of 55 casualties.
We have trained further
ranger, guide and brownie groups in first aid, including resuscitation
skills. In May we attended the Surrey Youth Inclusion Conference,
where we demonstrated and taught resuscitation, and made up young people
with simulated injuries. This was a stimulating event and raised
the profile of training young people and youth workers in first aid skills.
HFR has now joined Hart
Voluntary Action. We have also had a number of enquiries through
the website from similar groups looking to set up a charity or other organisation.
We are more than happy to give help and advice, so please email us.
New purchases include: fracture
splints, oxygen therapy equipment, first aid bags, Telford Extrication
Device (TED), and a folding furley for use at first aid duties.
The new TED was purchased
with donations from the Hants and Berks Rover Owners.
Wellington Signs, generously
provided HFR signs for both vehicles. We very much appreciate this and
would like to thank them for their generosity.
Continual training of members
in recent months has included updates in emergency childbirth, manual handling,
child protection and infection control, as well as the usual resuscitation.
We are now investigating the possibility of registering with the HSE for
training and assessing members in the First Aid at Work (FAW) qualification.
This is currently the only nationally recognised first aid qualification.
We will be running another
Basic First Aid course on September 22nd 2002.