JEC Derbyshire Meeting Monthly Report - September 2019

This is the monthly report for September which will appear in the October edition of the JEC Magazine.It is reproduced here as soon as it is available, and may include photos that are not printed in the magazine....

For this month’s meeting we had a group from our local First Responders come and give us a talk and demonstration about defibrillators and the use of CPR, which was both fascinating and informative, and something we would recommend any Region to consider. Our team were from Tideswell Community First Responders and whilst we had a poor turn out for this meeting, it never the less raised over £160 in donations for them. They come under the guidance and supervision of the East Midlands Ambulance Service, but as a volunteer group have to finance most of their equipment, which seems crazy when, in many cases, they are the first ones on the scene in the event of an emergency. The defibrillators are supplied by the NHS, but the rest of what they need, which costs well over £1000 per person is self-financed, hence their talks to local groups, businesses and other organisations in order to raise money. A big thanks to them for their time and dedication, and what we learned on the evening may one day save a person’s life!

Following the success of our Sunday Lunch at Biggin Hall in August we have booked a Christmas Lunch on Saturday 14th December and we already have 33 on the list. If anyone else is interested let me know as I now have the menu and prices.

On Tuesday 22nd October we plan to meet at Carsington Water in the morning for a walk followed by lunch in the restaurant. This is been organised by Phil Cheetham so please let him or myself know if you plan to come as we have to book the restaurant accordingly.

We have no specific plans for our November meeting at the Robin Hood but if anyone has any ideas then let one of us know. We also have to decide if we want to go ahead with our evening meeting in December following the decision to book Biggin Hall for the following Saturday. The December evening meetings have been poorly attended over the last few years with only 16 turning up last year. I have already warned The Robin Hood we may not be there, which is fine, as long as we give them notice. They are also closed in January so if we want to meet, weather dependent, we need to find another venue.

Jag Park