Current issue – 15th February 2016
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The Peak Advertiser Issue No. 4 – 15th February 2016
2-for-1 offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Bulls Head, Foolow – see page 1
10% OFF any 6 chilean wines purchased during February at John Hattersley Wines, Bakewell – see page 1
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ROTARY IN THE HOPE HEARTBEAT LAUNCH VILLAGE DEFIBRILLATORS
A few residents in Hope got together last year and formed the Hope Heartbeat team in order to raise funds to purchase public access defibrillators and install them in the village. These would be available for use in an emergency by both residents and visitors to Hope, whilst waiting for the ambulance service to arrive.
During the last year, through a lot of hard work from the team and the generosity of local individuals, businesses and tourists, we have raised over £9,000 and purchased two defibrillators for the village, with a third on the way.
On Friday 22nd January, the Hope Heartbeat team (pictured) hosted a cardiac arrest and defibrillator awareness session, run by the Community Heartbeat Trust (who supplied the defibrillators), in the village Sports Pavilion. This was well attended by Hope residents and donors to the defibrillator fund, including Jocelyn Street the Derbyshire County Councillor for Chapel and the Hope Valley who supported the fund with a donation. This interesting and informative session was then followed by a social event at the Old Hall in Hope to officially launch the defibrillators and thank everyone involved in making this happen.
FRASER BEAR BRINGS THE ‘BELIEVE’ MESSAGE TO THE PEAK DISTRICT
A special bear, that will soon be spreading the message of organ donation worldwide, arrived in the Peak District recently.
The bear is a mascot for the charity Believe, which was set up by the wife and mother of Stuart and Fraser Bates, age 8, who died after being hit by a car in Wales in December last year. Following their tragic deaths Anna Louise Bates donated their organs, saving four other lives in the process.
She explained that despite Stuart being an organ donor she had to complete questionnaires to be able to donate his tissue, and due to the delays it was not possible to donate Stuart’s eyes.
Anna Louise said: “When they asked about Fraser’s organs I didn’t have to think about it, and to not have to think about it made that decision incredibly easy, and by Stuey doing that for me it has not just saved the four lives, it has also saved mine and my family’s lives to be able to have a focus.”
She now wants the process of organ donation to be easier and for people to have the difficult conversation should the worst ever happen.
Through Believe she hopes to be able to set up an app which enables organ donors to complete their own questionnaire to save time when the crucial moment arrives. Already more than £13,000 of its £15,000 target has been raised through the charity’s JustGiving page.
The mascot, named Fraser Bear, will set off on his travels on Valentine’s Day, however he made a practice run to Chesterfield. The bear was brought to the town by the Fournier family who live in Cardiff and are close friends of Anna Louise.
They stayed with friends Nick and Anna Melton from Wingerworth near Chesterfield. Anna explained: “Even though we didn’t know Stuart and Fraser we know just how much their deaths affected our friends. We’d had the visit arranged for a long time and we thought it was an excellent opportunity to spread the word about Believe. We made sure Fraser Bear (and the Fournier family) saw plenty of Chesterfield and the Peak District. He was certainly a talking point, especially when we took him for a drink in a bar in town.”
Fraser Bear – named after the nickname ‘bear’ which Anna-Louise and Stuart had for Fraser since he was born - will start in Chile and will also visit Australia as part of his worldwide trip to raise awareness for the new charity, Believe.
Supporters can follow Fraser Bear as he makes his journey around the world through his Twitter and Facebook pages. To learn more about the charity and pledge support, visit http://www.believe-ods.org.uk/
HOST FAMILIES URGENTLY NEEDED
The Bonsall and Derbyshire Dales Link of the nationwide Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity are urgently appealing for volunteer families to host Belarusian children this summer.
Every summer, around one thousand Ukrainian and Belarusian children affected by the Chernobyl disaster come to the UK for a four-week health recuperation holiday, funded through the efforts of the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline charity (CCLL) local Links. During their holiday the children enjoy living in a peaceful, clean and healthy environment, breathing clean air and eating uncontaminated healthy food – something they can’t easily obtain where they live. Most families have to grow their own ‘fruit and veg’ in their kitchen gardens which are all too often contaminated with harmful radionuclides such as Caesium 137 and Strontium 90.
The Bonsall and Derbyshire Dales Link of CCLL was formed back in 2002 by its current and founding Chairman, Chris Broome, a Bonsall resident. One of over 80 Links throughout Great Britain, the Link raises its own funds to bring groups of between ten and twenty children who live in contaminated areas of Ukraine and Belarus to their local area, to offer them four weeks of fun, love, and caring within the framework of a healthy lifestyle, as well as free eye tests and dental treatment, if they need it.
This year is the 30th Anniversary of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine. Radiation fallout from the destroyed nuclear reactor affected most European countries to some extent but Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia were, by far, most affected, with the territory of Belarus receiving 70% of the fallout. The children invited over today, being the 2nd generation of Chernobyl children, have the same health issues as many of their parents had and still need our help to improve their prospects of leading a healthier and longer life. Radiation ingested from food and water as well as from dust in the air can give rise to many diseases in children and young adults, including life threatening cancers, heart disease and disorders which can affect many other organs in the body.
We are urgently appealing for volunteer families, including couples of all ages with or without their own children, to host Belarusian children of between 10 and 12 years of age, in pairs, for two or four weeks (it’s up to you) in this year’s summer programme, July 16 to August 13, 2016.
We would be delighted to hear from families living in the Derbyshire Dales area. While the heart of the link is the village of Bonsall, the Link has host families that live in Matlock, Wirksworth, Darley Dale, Rowsley, Starkholmes, Lea and Birchover as well as from other Derbyshire villages, including as far afield as Hathersage and Calton over the county border in Staffordshire. If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of some Chernobyl children this summer please contact Chris Broome, the Link Chairman, on Tel. 01629 824512 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. For more information about the work of the charity visit the national charity website at www.ccll.org.uk
MY FAVOURITE WALKS - Washgate Bridge
by Sally Mosley
For this walk Sally stepped into Staffordshire with a visit to one of her favourite locations. However, it turned out to be a bit of a challenge in parts, her having to brave the elements and cope with difficult terrain.
To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 56.
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