Ladies’ Circle increase pulse rate
For the last twelve months Buxton Ladies Circle has been working hard to raise funds for two local charities, Charis House, a family support centre in Buxton and, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.
The Ladies Circle tried some unusual and varied events to raise money including a sponsored sleep over in the haunted Pooles Cavern and running a barbecue at the town’s firework display. The ladies certainly had the Midas touch and managed to raise a fantastic total of £3,000. At a short presentation following the Circle’s Annual General Meeting at the Old Hall Hotel, Chairlady Susanne Howe handed each charity a cheque for £1,500. Receiving the donation on behalf of the rescue team was Treasurer Roger Bennett who thanked the ladies for all their hard work and making such a generous donation possible. He explained that the money was already earmarked to provide three new “pulse oximeters” which are used to monitor a casualty’s pulse and oxygen saturation levels. The total cost of the units will be over £1,800 but will provide much improved and reliable information for the team first aiders treating the casualty. The new units should be operational by the end of April.
photos: Chairlady, Susanne Howe and Vice Chairlady, Nichola Mason presenting the donation to Roger Bennett. bottom, Roger demonstrates the old and soon to be redundant Pulse Oximeters.
Spinning pennies to help the team...