Musicians’ fundraiser for HART

Henfield HART responders receive a  cheque from Bonnie Flitney and musician friends following a concert at Henfield Hall. Picture by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media SUS-141028-145753001
Henfield HART responders receive a cheque from Bonnie Flitney and musician friends following a concert at Henfield Hall. Picture by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media SUS-141028-145753001

A concert at Henfield Hall by more than 15 Sussex musicians raised more than £300 for HART (Henfield Area Response Team).

Bonnie Flitney of Henfield, and other musician friends handed over a cheque on Saturday October 25.

The folk and pop concert by 15 musicians was held at the end of August to mark Bonnie’s 60th birthday. She is a support worker with dementia sufferers at Henfield Day Centre in Hewitts Way.

More than 60 people were in the audience at the concert.

Bonnie says: “We were delighted to raise the money for HART, which does such a worthwhile job in Henfield and is always there to cope in the case of emergencies.”

HART chairman Dick Nye said: “The presence of a defibrillator gives people some reassurance that they can deal with a cardiac emergency while waiting for a paramedic and responder to arrive. Everyone should have some basic training in resuscitation techniques.”

There are currently 11 trained HART responders in Henfield and 28 defibrillators, 14 of them in public access areas. All are paid for by public donations.

Responders, when on duty, are called by the ambulance service in response to 999 calls.

HART contacts: Chairman: Dick Nye on (01273) 494162 or 07763 414600

Co-ordinator: Dave Fletcher on (01273) 492194 or 07585 962253

Report and picture by Mike Beardall, Oakfield Media.