On Thursday 25th July 2019, Ffion Poole, Sharon Cochrane, and Kath Toms, supported by Christy Taylor, visited the Welsh Ambulance Service in Swansea to help them create an easy-read leaflet on how to do CPR and use a Defibrillator. We also had the opportunity to use a dummy to practice how to to CPR and also use a defibrililator. We had a great day, and after all the hard work Jason, one of the paramedics, let us have a go in the ambulance car. We can’t wait for the next visit.
At the end of July, Stuart, Christy, Amy, Ffion, and Sharon visited Louise Price, one of the earliest members of Caerphilly People First, who now lives in Barry.
After picking Louise up from her home, we went to Barry Island where we had a go on the 2p machines, some people went on the Ferris wheel, and we all had chips followed by ice-cream (of course).
At the beginning of April Caerphilly People First staff and members went on a three-day team building trip to Tenby. We spent the first day exploring Tenby town and the beach, and in the evening we were joined by Sophie from Pembrokeshire People First.
On the second day we headed to St.David’s, the smallest city in the UK, where we visited the beautiful cathedral. In the evening we were once again joined by Sophie, along with her sister Lucy. On our last day we went to Folly Farm where we were joined by Sophie. We all enjoyed our time away and can’t wait for our next team trip.
Last Thursday (7th June 2018) we were honoured to receive a visit from New Zealand People First. Caerphilly People First members began by talking about our organisation and the work we do, and this was followed by members talking about their personal experiences with Caerphilly People First. We then presented the people from New Zealand People First with Welsh souvenirs (rugby balls, mugs, Welsh cakes).
Also at our office to welcome New Zealand People First was Councillor David Poole, leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, who also presented the visitors with a gift. New Zealand People First then gave their own presentation about their history and current activities, and their presentation was outstanding. We were then presented with a New Zealand rugby shirt, which we will have framed, and will hang in the office to remind us of this special day.