Live-saving equipment installed at Worle church

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 November 2019

A defibrillator has been installed at St Marks Church. Picture: Josie Howard

A defibrillator has been installed at St Marks Church. Picture: Josie Howard

Archant

Life-saving equipment has been installed at a North Worle church.

A defibrillator has been installed at St Marks Church. Picture: Josie HowardA defibrillator has been installed at St Marks Church. Picture: Josie Howard

Nominated by The Old Manor Inn pub, the project has seen a defibrillator unit installed at St Mark;s Church, in St Marks Road.

The Sizzling and Carling community action campaign is an initiative where the lager brand supports a range of community projects across the UK.

A training session is scheduled to be delivered at the church to improve people's understanding of the role defibrillators play in saving lives.

Rev Chris Elms said: "Having a defibrillator is essential for every community.

A defibrillator has been installed at St Marks Church. Picture: Josie HowardA defibrillator has been installed at St Marks Church. Picture: Josie Howard

"The main reason so few people survive a cardiac arrest is due to a defibrillator not being available quickly enough.

"If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed then chances of survival increase from six per cent to 74 per cent."

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Weston Mercury