On Sunday 12th. May 2013 at 9.30am, Kidsgrove Ladsandads launch their Completed comprehensive First Aid Project at Birchenwood Playing Fields, Mount Road, Kidsgrove. The complete scheme includes a top of the range i-pad Defibrillator, 9 fully trained and Uniformed First Aid Officers complete with fully equipped Paramedic Kits and Radio control via Motorola security two way radios, together with an all weather heavy duty printed Marquee as their First Aid Post.
The project which is believed to be the First of its kind in the county, outside of professional Clubs and organisations, has all been paid for, including the training and workshop fees, by grants and donations from various sources including the Co-operative Community Fund, KMF, Staffs Travel, Kyle Robinson the Deputy Mayor of Kidsgrove Town Council and Reliance Medical Limited, together with the Support of Joan Walley MP for Stoke-on Trent North, County Councillor Mary Maxfield, the Paul Miller Driving School and Tesco Kidsgrove and has received the acclaim of the Local Emergency Services, Newcastle Borough Council and the Rotary Club of Kidsgrove.
For the Launch and official opening of this project we have invited Julie Bostock, the mother & the family of Liam Wood, who so tragically lost his life last year whilst playing youth Football and it is hoped that the Defibrillator and all our resources at Birchenwood will ensure that everyone visiting our grounds together with the local community will benefit by having a safer environment allowing for a much needed greater chance of survival should such an emergency situation arise in the future.
As always, we at Kidsgrove Ladsandads are proud to lead the way with this scheme and to assist in the protection of our members, visitors and local residents alike and are proud to continue to improve our services to ensure a completely safe and controlled environment for all the Children in our organisation and to continue our good work within the Community.
The original idea for this project came from one of our volunteers, Mark Porter, who has since worked with the Chairman to set up this very comprehensive scheme and Mark has now become the First Aid Manager for the Kidsgrove Branch of Ladsandads..
Kidsgrove Lads and Dads provide footballing opportunities for Children between 6 and 18 years of age and are introducing a new Nursery Section to train and coach 4 & 5 year olds. Anyone interested in their child joining our teams and coaching sessions should contact Roland Hulse on 01782-785177.