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We are extremely excited to say the our AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Project is still on going with the formal launch of the AED in Dobbies Garden Centre, which has now been registered with the Ambulance Service and by the time you read this, the next one on the Spencers Wood Village Hall will have also been installed. That brings our total that we have installed to 16 and we are directly responsible for another 8, meaning that 24 of these life saving machines are out there because of us!

February 12th, 2018

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The Swallowfield Community Responders were once again very grateful to have attended this years Emergency Services Day in Arborfield. The weather was kind and we saw lots of people coming to our gazebo to be shown and have a go at CPR.  Geraint Davies, on of our Heartstart Instructors was able to get permission from the Army to attend and help us on the day, which was very welcomed indeed


Start of the Day


Barry with a Young Recruit


Its getting Busy


Geraint watched on as someone else demonstrates for a change!

November 1st, 2016

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We are very pleased to announce that Heartstart Swallowfield and the Swallowfield Community Responders have between them raised enough funds to donate three AED’s to our local Schools.

Two of these have now been deployed in the Oakbank and Lambs Lane Schools.

Barry and Gary with 2 Oakbank pupils

Barry and Gary with 2 Oakbank pupils

Barry and Gary with Mrs Finn (Head Teacher) and 2 pupils from lambs Lane school.

Barry and Gary with Mrs Finn (Head Teacher) and 2 pupils from lambs Lane school.

We now have to deploy the last remaining one into Shinfield St Mary’s Junior School.

October 7th, 2016

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We were very fortunate to be asked to attend the Pang Valley Camp this year where 500 Scouts, beavers, cubs, explorers all descended into Pangbourne for a couple of days of fun and education.  We were asked to be part of the Community Section and taught the youngsters CPR and how the AED works.  Needless to say we were quite exhausted at the end of the day but absolutely loved being there.  With 500 people we needed as many helpers as we could get so Sean, a previous Swallowfield Community Responder cam along and helped – Thank you Sean!.


Click here to go to the video of the event where if you are quick you may see Barry and Sean!

Some pictures of the event:


June 4th, 2016

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Shinfield Parish Council have recognised the tremendous amount of work that Barry does for both Heartstart Swallowfield and the Swallowfield Community Responder and have named him Volunteer of the Year at the recent Shinfield Annual Parish Meeting. We are very pleased that Barry’s hard work is being recognised in the Community. Well done Barry!

Barry Davis Volunteer of The Year 2016 Barry Accepting Award - Web


May 2nd, 2016

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