Hard work pays off for village

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 June 2014 | UPDATED: 15:02 25 June 2014

Kim Davey from South West Ambulance Service with Queen's nurse Stuart Hayward from Locking To The Future.

Kim Davey from South West Ambulance Service with Queen's nurse Stuart Hayward from Locking To The Future.


MONTHS of fundraising have paid off as the first community-access defibrillator has been installed in a North Somerset village.

The defibrillator is an automatic electronic machine which can restart a heartbeat which has become dangerously irregular or stopped entirely.

The life-saving equipment has been strapped to the wall of Locking Village Hall in Grenville Avenue for the public to use in emergencies.

After the cabinet was installed, paramedics ran a training and awareness session at the Coach House pub.

Fundraising for a second defibrillator in the parish continues and if anyone wants to attend Ambulance Service-led defibrillator training sessions contact Stuart Hayward on 07786 304862.

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