Letheringham defibrillator goes live!
We're delighted to announce that Letheringham's community defibrillator has been activated and is now ready to use.
A training event for Residents was held at on 14th April, 2016, during which a trainer from the Community Heartbeat Trust explained how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving lives in the precious minutes following a sudden cardiac arrest. Anyone who was unable to attend but who wishes to learn more about the operation of this important piece of equipment should contact the Parish Council via this web-page.
The defibrillator is housed in the old BT phone box on Blyth Hill. A group of volunteers is poised ready to paint the old phone box on the first warm day of Spring! And as soon as the phone box is restored to its full glory, we'll organise a formal launch to say thank you to every individual and organisation which has helped secure this vital, life-saving piece of equipment for our community.
The scheme is run by Community Heartbeat www.communityheartbeat.org.uk - a national charity focussed on providing life saving defibrillation services to local communities.
The process of arranging and organising for the installation and activation of this life-saving piece of equipment has been a great team effort, but special thanks are due to Paula Latimer for her inspiration and efforts in driving this project and to the Adnams Foundation for providing the majority of the funding.
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