Hard work pays off for village
PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 June 2014 | UPDATED: 15:02 25 June 2014
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.