Learn how to use kit which can save a life

A special demonstration to show people how to use a life-saving piece of equipment is taking place next week.

The Stephen Carey Fund has purchased two defibrillators – a machine which delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest.

On Tuesday, there will be a chance for people to learn how to use the kit.

The session takes place at Shilbottle’s Sports and Social Club from 7.30pm and is set to be attended by representatives of AED Locator and the North East Ambulance Service.

The namesake fund was set up in memory of 21-year-old Stephen who collapsed and died while playing football last year. It aims to provide emergency first-aid training to grassroots soccer clubs.

One of the defibrillators is to be sited in Shilbottle, and the other in Alnwick.

Visit thestephencarey fund.co.uk for details.