February 2019: Metros now have a defibrillator thanks to the generosity of members and friends who raised the money in just a couple of weeks.
Here’s the background to this appeal. For those who missed this appeal, have a look at our marathon fund raising page for other good causes to support.
On Saturday 26th January, Bernie and John were at Bushy parkrun when they came across a runner in distress. This is what Bernie had to say:
“We decided at long last to visit Bushy parkrun, however, John was persistent in making us walk, relax & take it all in. We got half way & the runner in-front had collapsed. After assessing the runner we called for someone to get the AED & dial 999 as fast as possible, while continuing chest compressions. The AED was desperately needed & thank God the Run Director raced the AED there by sprinting on a bike well ahead of the ambulance arriving.”
Bushy parkrun have since sent an update that the runner is in a stable condition in hospital. Bernie saved a life by using the defib available.