Can you help save a life?

CPR and use of a defibrillator can really make the difference between life and death!

Following the recent purchase of a defibrillator for the Memorial Hall by the Otford Village Fete Committee, the Otford Society has arranged for the local ambulance service to give a short presentation and CPR demonstration on Saturday 4th March. Everyone is welcome to attend; your local Community First Responders and a South East Coast paramedic will be on hand to teach vital CPR skills, and show you how simple our new defibrillator is to use.

There will be three sessions in the Club Room at 12:00, 1:00 and 2:00. It’s free to attend, but places are limited and prebooking is essential. Email with your preferred time to secure your place.

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We need your help

We are very grateful to all those who responded to the request for donations towards our work in 2022, and to everyone who supported our fundraising events throughout the year. In order to ensure that this year’s programme can be equally successful we are once again asking Otford households to donate a minimum of £10, ideally by setting up an annual standing order; this would give us an assured income to help fund events and projects.

Full details of how to do this, and of other ways in which you can support the Society financially, can be found in our Membership section.   

We very much hope you will feel able to help.

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Finally, they really are off!

After many delays due to various unforeseen events, the horses will finally be running on Friday 13th January in the Otford Village Memorial Hall. Despite the date, it will certainly be a lucky night for some! Doors open at 7:15 pm and entry will be £5 per person, payable on the night. It promises to be great fun, with the first of eight races starting at 7:45pm and the chance to take home some winnings if the horse you pick comes in first. There will be a cash bar with a good supply of wine, beer and soft drinks and loads of snacks on offer. Why not get a party together for a convivial evening of horse racing, chatter and cheering?

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