Richmond Golf Club installs defibrillator thanks to donations

Martin Dolan, Richmond Golf Club captain, with Councillor Stuart Parsons and Robert Hughes, chair of Richmond Rotary Club.

Richmond Golf Club has taken delivery of a new defibrillator made possible thanks to donations from members, Richmondshire District Council and Richmond Rotary Club.

The Defibrillator will be registered on the national database of defibrillators held by the Ambulance Service.

This means it is for use in the event of any medical emergency both at Richmond Golf Club and in the local area when the club is open.

Staff and members have been trained in basic life support and defibrillator use by a Yorkshire Ambulance Service-approved trainer, along with a number of golf club members.

The club has thanked Councillor Stuart Parsons, who helped secure funding worth £700 from of Richmondshire District Council and North Yorkshire County Council, and as well as Robert Hughes, president Richmond Rotary Club, which provided £250, and club members who raised £200.