Late November 2019, we were invited to visit Parklea Branching Out, a charity in Port Glasgow, to demonstrate our AEDs. We wanted to demonstrate their ease of use, their potential lifesaving capabilities and to discuss relevant training opportunities we could provide to an enterprise like Parklea.
Parklea was established in 1997 to help develop local individuals with support needs (learning disability, physical disability, mental health issues and marginalised young people) to fulfil their potential using horticulture as a vehicle to provide a variety of work and training experience, supported employment, recreational and social activities.
We met the Senior Management Team, staff members and a number of Service Users for an awareness raising session. After demonstrating our range of AED equipment we facilitated a practical session for the participants to trial the products and understand their value. Everyone showed great interest and enthusiastically asked a range of pertinent questions.
This also sparked interest to attend a future CPR and AED awareness Course.
After the session we accompanied Training and Development Officer and a few staff members on a site walk around fielding further questions on costs for supply, installation and maintenance of suitable devices for their site