We managed to increase our audience number a little in October as we intend to do each month. Thanks to our players: - Tony Batten, Mike Dethick, Paul Hampson, Trevor Lloyd, Chris Smith, Alan Pettifer,
Unfortunately Alan Pettifer was taken seriously ill during his performance and therefore we finished the evening early.
We went to see him on the next day and we were able to have a chat. He was sitting up in bed connected to lots of gadgets and will be in hospital for around a week while they fully check him out.
He'd had a heart attack and without the prompt action of a club member who dashed outside and knocked on the first door with a light on, he would not be with us now. Fortunately that first door was the home of a doctor who came over to us immediately and administered the Victoria Rooms defibrillator.
Also thanks to a member of the club who was able to get through to the ambulance and talked them in. Their combined prompt action saved his life.
Alan remembers nothing of the incident but sends his thanks to us for the care and for the many phone calls, and best wishes we received during the following days.
Thanks also to the audience for their ordered and speedy reaction to clear the hall and allow the medics to do their job.
We have a very special music club in Milverton and this event has reinforced the caring and supportive relationship that we have.
Thank goodness for Defibrillators adjoining village halls - it is a must have!
Pleased to report that Alan has thankfully survived and after having some stents and a pacemaker fitted is hopefully now on the road to recovery