Halifax Sailing Club has obtained funding for the purchase of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

The Club is located at Warley Moor Reservoir which is a fairly remote site on the outskirts of Halifax. The unit will be installed in the clubhouse and will provide immediate treatment for anyone suffering a cardiac arrest.

An AED is a portable device that checks heart rhythm and uses an electric shock to try to restore normal operation. Recent data has shown that people suffering a cardiac arrest have a much greater chance of survival when a defibrillator is used compared to those treated with CPR only. Early intervention is vital with those treated in the first few minutes having the best survival rates.

Funding for the unit was provided by the Community Foundation For Calderdale (CFFC) based in Halifax. CFFC is a philanthropic advisor to individual donors and local businesses, a strategic grant making Foundation and community leader. This year they are celebrating 25 years of grant making in Calderdale.

Halifax Sailing Club was formed in 1959 and is a Community Amateur Sports Club. The aim of the club is to encourage and promote dinghy sailing, windsurfing and canoeing / kayaking in the local community. HxSC is owned and run by its members and is run on a completely voluntary basis. We believe that everyone, regardless of age or physical status, should be able to learn to sail in a safe and friendly environment.

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