Sal’s KCFRT “Happenings” Autumn 2017


Hi all

Just to keep you in the loop about what’s been happening and what’s coming up in the Trust over the next couple of months
16th September 2017 saw a number of Trust members manning the stall at Booth’s supermarket,
having great conversations with Knutsford residents raising our profile and encouraging people to attend Heartstart courses.
Thanks to Siew-Mei, Adrian, Amanda (& her enthusiastic daughter) Sal, Steve, Kevin, Terry, & Sylvia
23rd Sept 2017 saw our second C.R.Y event of 2017 take place at Knutsford Methodist Church.) Where one hundred young people had their hearts checked
Thanks to our volunteers for manning the day and ensuring all went smoothly and to Debbie Dubois for co-funding the event
AED provided and placed in Fire Station External cabinet, the first 24/7 CPAD within Knutsford town
5th Oct 2017 Heartstart Course presented to 16 people
Many thanks to Adrian, Sylvia, Dan, Liz, Siew-mei, Emily, Stuart, Chris D, Chris G, Steve and Carol
14th Oct 2017 saw Sal & Pauline attend a 50th celebration gig by “Sight N’Sound”, 50% of the proceeds from the event were generously donated to KCFRT
(this is the band that will be playing at our celebrations in January.)
28th Oct 2017 we held a Breeze & Wilson concert at Toft CC, thanks to the “Events” team for a fun filled musical night, approx £550 raised via ticket sales, raffle etc
2nd Nov 2017 Heartstart Course presented to 26 people
Many thanks to our Instructors Carol & Dan and our Facilitators Pauline, Emily, Liz, Jenny, Steve, Chris, Siew-Mei, Robbie and Emily 
Our new KCFRT Logo arrived, we have started to use them and hope to have them out and about soon
 Many thanks to Bella Designs of Knutsford for the creation of this fantastic new Logo!
3rd Nov 2017 saw 5 beautiful ladies (Sylvia, Siew-Mei, Sal, Pauline & Amanda) heading off to the Heartsafe Awards at the Hilton Manchester.
We were finalists in the Emergency Services category but were beaten by very worthy winners from NWAS, we did however manage to come home with 2 rather large Monkeys, courteousy of Pauline! (Please don’t ask)


5th Nov 2017 saw several Trust members braving the cold weather to “man” a stall on the sunday Market in Knutsford, raising awareness and selling raffle tickets for the Emma Williams painting. 

Our thanks to those brave souls, Adrian, Terry, Bex, Sal, Liz, Tony, Geoff & Emma.
Total raised in Raffle tickets thus far is £817.00
What’s coming up?
15th November 2017 Extra Heartstart course for the Scottish Country Music club at KMC
17th November 2017 Emma William’s Painting Raffle Draw to be held at 11am at Oliver Valves, our Patron drawing the winning ticket
29th November 2017 Executive meeting (please note this is a change of date from the original scheduled for 6th Dec)
7th December 2017 Last Heartstart of the year
14th & 15th December 2017 Dressed “UP” Carol singing around Knutsford drinking establishments.
Come and join Santa, his Reindeer and a Turkey brightening up the festive season and rattling the KCFRT buckets.
If you’re interested in joining us let Sal Thompson know.
4th January 2018 The first Heartstart course of 2018
12th January 2018 Our “Christmas” dinner celebrations and Trust Awards evening at Knutsford Golf Club, with live music from “Sight n’Sound”, details to be circulated
What else is happening?
  • In November we are planning to launch an initiative to raise funds from a “Residents crowd funding appeal” in order to place a Community Public accessible Defibrillator (CPAD) at Yorston Lodge School. If this is succesful we are planning on duplicating the process throughout Knutsford so that everyone is within a 2 minute distance of an AED 24 hours a day. Watch out we will be coming to your area soon.
  • Also in November our Patron, Michael Oliver, is sending an appeal letter out to all the companies based on the Parkgate Industrial Estate. We will be following this up with a phone call and/or a visit, offering our Services, encouraging training and AED provision along with raising funds.
I’m sure there will be somethings that I have forgotten to mention, apologises.
Please keep on doing what you do for the Trust, there is SO MUCH that goes on behind the scenes, THANK YOU to you all
Sal Thompson – KCFRT Chairman