A new Public Access Defibrillator has been installed outside
Saltford Community Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3BY.
This life-saving emergency equipment is housed in a remotely
controlled cabinet and can be opened automatically by the Ambulance Service Control
Centre should a suspected sudden cardiac arrest have occurred.
Part of the funds raised by the Saltford Santa Dash 2013
have been utilised to provide and maintain the defibrillator.
The defibrillator has been positioned at the front of
Saltford Community Hall ensuring that the local community, as well as those
both young and old utilising the sports facilities based around Saltford Sports
Club will have ease of access.
Sufficient Santa Dash proceeds have also been reserved to maintain the
state of the art defibrillator and cabinet for the next 4 years.
It has been a wish for Dave and June Boulton to have a defibrillator installed close to Saltford Sports Club in memory of their son Jack, who tragically suffered a cardiac arrest whilst playing football in 2009.
Pictured above are Chris Pope (Saltford Community Association), Beth Bracey (Saltford Santa Dash), Dave Roughley (Saltford Santa Dash), Helen and Roger Spooner (Saltford Santa Dash), Dave and June Boulton, Lis Evans (Saltford Santa Dash), Jo Ball (Saltford Sports Club).