Councillor helps local people become lifesavers


Local Liberal Democrat Councillors were pleased to help the Dringhouses Bowling Club secure a new defibrillator, along with free training in its use for eight club members.

The Bowling Club, which is based at York Racecourse Stables, was awarded £1600 by the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward Committee.

Liberal Democrat Councillor Ashley Mason, who is also a paramedic, offered to train the members in how to use the equipment, saving the club £350. York Racecourse was also kind enough to let the Bowling Club use their facilities for no charge for the training.

Cllr Ashley Mason (Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward) said:

“A person's chance of survival decreases 10 per cent every minute that passes without defibrillation, so applying a defibrillator within the first four minutes of collapse means the patient has the best possible chance of surviving.”

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