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Saltford Community Hall gets a fully automated Defibrillator Cabinet

Saltford Community Hall gets a fully automated Defibrillator Cabinet

Author: Gemma/Friday, August 22, 2014/Categories: Communities, New Cabinet Installations, Sports Clubs

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).

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