Would you be able to save a life?

Everyone welcome at a free life-saving demonstration being held by Isle of Wight Vecta Oddfellows, as part of British Heart Week.

The demonstration will take place at the Methodist Church Hall, Quay Street, Newport, on the afternoon of Friday, June 10, and will be run by Louise Walker from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service, who will demonstrate how to use a defibrillator and perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

She explained: “Cardiac arrest can occur at any time and place. Therefore, it is vital that our community know how to: recognise cardiac arrest, call for an ambulance, perform CPR and safely use a defibrillator (if available).

"With this knowledge and these skills, it greatly increases the casualty’s chance of survival from an out of hospital cardiac arrest.”

The Vecta Branch of the Oddfellows is a friendship group whose members meet regularly to socialise, fundraise and support each other.

Events coming up, where newcomers are welcome, include card afternoons, group walks, crazy golf and ten pin bowling.

To book your place on the British Heart Week event, or to receive a copy of the group’s events diary, contact Vecta Oddfellows’ branch secretary Maretta Heap on 01983 523115 or email maretta.heap@oddfellows.co.uk