A council have gifted £1000 to a project to help fund a new defibrillator.

The Donate For Defib Weston-Super-Mare Project team attended a Weston Town Council meeting on January 15, in relation to funding for a new defibrillator for the town.

The meeting was attended by Donate For Defib Weston-Super-Mare Project's Josh Bell, co-leading partner, Christina Chell, grants/sponsorship representative, education and awareness lead, and Peter Elston, project lead corporate ambassador and official professional photographer.

The team originally submitted an application for a grant in October 2023.

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At the meeting at Weston Museum, the team prepared a presentation and highlighted the importance of having publicly accessible defibrillators, which should be within a three-minute walk return from any incident.

After the meeting, the council approved the grant and awarded £1,000 for this defibrillator to be purchased and installed.

An extra £705 may also be available to cover the total cost of the defibrillator and cabinet, however this will not be confirmed until next month.

The location of the defibrillator could potentially be at the Weston Museum, following a discussion with both the town council and museum.

The management team behind the project have thanked Weston Town Council and project supporters.

Anyone interested in further supporting this cause or registering a defibrillator can contact the project at donatefordefib.wsm@gmail.com or visit www.donatefordefibwsm.co.uk.