Free training on Sidford’s new defibrillator

Members of Sidford Hall with their new defibrillator. Ref shs 29 17TI 7572.

Members of Sidford Hall with their new defibrillator. Ref shs 29 17TI 7572. - Credit: Archant

Residents have the chance to learn first aid and how to use a new life-saving device at Sidford Social Hall next week.

Members of Sidford Hall with their new defibrillator. Ref shs 29 17TI 7572.

Members of Sidford Hall with their new defibrillator. Ref shs 29 17TI 7572. - Credit: Archant

Councillor Stuart Hughes covered the £2,000 cost of the defibrillator and the committee paid the £450 installation fee after Beryl Kingman convinced members it was a worthwhile cause.

It is now in place and a free training event expected to last two hours is being held in the Byes Lane from 6.30pm on Wednesday, July 26.

Hall treasurer Peter Eagles said: “Beryl read an article about a young boy who raised money for a defibrillator and thought, ‘If he can do it, so can we’.

“Our sole aim as a charity is to provide facilities for the local inhabitants. We thought a defibrillator fits that aim.


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“We’re inviting anyone along who wanted to learn how to use a defibrillator and learn some first aid.”

He thanked Cllr Hughes for funding the purchase and his ongoing support of the social hall.

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