Defibrillator, Heart Start & CPR - Free Training

Whilst defibrillators are easy to use we think that everyone should be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Anyone can be trained, just let us know if you are interested. We think it’s a great way to bring the community ogether and help to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest. The free training sessions will be held at Horbury Working Members Club, Cluntergate, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF45DB.
We will let you know when the training sessions are arranged. Please use this website's "Contact Us" link so we may give you further details via email.

The Club, partners and friends had a wonderful evening on Thursday 24th October 2019 at Wakefield Colleges Gaskell's Restaurant, which is operated by the Hospitality & Catering Students from Wakefield College, and provides some of the best value for money delicacies in Wakefield! As usual the fine dining was of very high standard in terms of food, presentation and service.

Congratulations to the Students and their Tutors.

A few of the great team are pictured here:


World Polio Day

During our evening at Gaskell's we held a raffle in support of the "Global Polio Eradication Initiative" which is organised by Rotary International and other organisations. This initiative was launched more than 30 years ago and at that point, polio paralysed 1,000 children every day! We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9%, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of Wild Poliovirus in 2018 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end. With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and it's partners must sustain this progress. 

Rotary is committed to the absolute eradication of polio in all its forms. Towards this goal our Gaskell's raffle raised £128. Not much you might think, but we will apply to the Bill Gates Foundation, who have pledged to match Rotary fundraising for polio eradication by 2 to 1. So our £128 will increase to £384 and that will mean almost 500 more individual polio vaccinations.

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