Living and working in the Riviera I have seen many changes over the years, one in particular is that we live in an area where we do have an aging population. Health and vitality is essential for people later on in life and I feel very passionately about these people going for a walk with their partner, children, dog or even grandchildren, safe in the knowledge if anything untoward happens, knowing that there is help at hand.
Cockington is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a very popular place to visit, however, it does have logistical challenges for the emergency appliances to get there due to the narrow lanes and irresponsible parking or even storm damage. In situations like this the only other option is to call the air ambulance, which can take too long, and the fact that the defibrillator, which is a lifesaving piece of equipment, is available, it may install confidence in people – after all fresh air and walking is exceptionally good for you.
Over the last 24 years of What’s On Southwest we have contributed towards many defibrillators, hold regular fundraising events and we have proudly supported local charities such as Rowcroft for many years and will continue in doing so. Throughout my career I have always seen great value in supporting the community and it would be good to see other forms of media do the same. The defibrillator is now installed near to Cockington Court at K&H Cockington Carriages so people of all ages can go there with confidence and knowing that help is on hand if ever needed.
At What’s On we are always contributing to the community whenever we can and as much as we can. The next project we are going to undertake is Patrick the Pony from K&H Cockington Carriages and to get him into the community where he can help children with learning difficulties and be an important part of the kind, caring community that the English Riviera can be.
I sincerely hope that this piece of equipment never gets used, however, if it was to save a life that would be the most wonderful thing.
What’s On Publications
“We are very grateful to What’s On Southwest for all their help and generosity in supporting Torbay Holiday Helpers Network, by giving us free advertising space in the magazine for our events, the team at What’s On Southwest are very professional and friendly in their correspondence and our events have seen an increase in participants/ attendees & profile due to the adverts in What’s On.”
Fundraising Manager THHN
“What’s on Southwest is a fantastic source of regional entertainment news and events and has been a huge support to Rowcroft Hospice in recent years. The publication forms a vital part of the promotion of Rowcroft’s flagship fundraising events, in particular our ladies-only night walk, The Rowcroft Sleep Walk, 5k paint run The Colour Rush, 150ft crane abseil Over the Edge and cycle challenge, Ride for Rowcroft. We are so grateful to all at the magazine for all the hard work they put into the publication and the support they have shown Rowcroft, and so many families living with life-limiting illnesses across South Devon.”
Senior Marketing and Communications Officer
Paignton Pantomime Productions would like to take this opportunity to thank Jamie Sinclair, the Editor Emma Pering and their designer at What’s On Southwest magazine and What’s On Southwest Magazine EST:1996 for all the work and support they have given since 2014.
Always helpful, efficient and courteous they have helped expand our audiences during this time and 2019 seems to be no exception with Sleeping Beauty ticket sales far in advance of previous years at this stage.
Promotion & Publicity
Paignton Pantomime Productions