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  • Mark Preston

Coundon 3 Tuns has Defibrillator installed

Back in September, a crazy group of around 40 people from Blam Blam Fever Ska Weekend in Redcar, braved the North Sea waters for an early morning dip. Dressed in all sorts of crazy outfits they were taking a dip in aid of local good causes. So many people were involved in this fund raising, and thanks and praise must go to Dean Young. Dean first started the tradition of the dip at Blam Blam Fever in 2021, after the sudden death of a close friend. The organisers of Blam Blam Fever do an amazing job sending out sponsor forms and rallying the troops to raise funds, giving something back to the local community that hosts this event so well every year.

The original target on the ASC Justgiving page was to raise £1000 for MISSED A BEAT Foundation (defibrillator charity), they achieved that, and more, in pretty quick time. Therefore, they were able to support both charities with donations beyond what they ever imagined, meaning they also donated £1000 to Walk N Talk Redcar.

Mark Preston from MISSEDABEAT was overwhelmed by the support from all The Blam Blam dippers and would like to thank everyone who attended the annual event for their support, I am looking forward to next year, which we hope will be even bigger.

Mark has since contacted Dean Young who runs, The Three Tuns pub in Coundon and has had a 24/7 community defibrillator installed. This has been registered on the national circuit and available during any medical emergency.

Some of the supper dippers, Ste Cooke, John Allen, Les Bowden, Carl Milburn and the fugitive Dean Young joined Mark unveiling the new defibrillator/cabinet.

If anyone would like to make a donation or organise event in aid of MISSEDABEAT, please feel free to do so via the MISSEDABEAT website page. The charity needs a steady flow of income to continue purchase vital equipment (that isn’t cheap).


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