Defibrillator Update – Nicola’s idea to become a reality
Thank you to all of the traders from Coxhoe who made donations. With
funding from Cllrs. McKeon and Dunn’s Neighbourhood Budget and the Parish Council Defibrillators have now been ordered and will soon be installed at Coxhoe Village Hall and on Quarrington Hill Club.
The idea for the defibrillators was that of Village Hall Secretary Nicola Dodsworth, following the sad loss of Gemma Robson earlier last year. The Parish Council have since been working in partnership with Coxhoe Village Hall to purchase a defibrillator for use in each of our villages. We sought support from every business owner in Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill to help fund the purchase of two community defibrillators. We needed to raise £4000 and we asked local businesses to pledge their support by 31st April 2017. Business owners can pledge any amount to support. The defibrillators would allow quick access in an emergency to important treatment which could save lives. We are also hoping to seek further funding to ensure that businesses receive annual training to use the defibrillators effectively. The one already in place at Bowburn Community Centre was used 6 times last year to save lives.
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