SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Villagers raise money for a defibrillator
A BIG-HEARTED community effort at West Huntspill is helping to raise funds for a piece of emergency medical equipment which could save somebody’s life.
Owners of the White Cottage Restaurant on the busy A38 Old Pawlett Road in the village suggested to local people that it would be a good idea to raise money to buy a community public defibrillator which could be located on the outside of the restaurant.
The defibrillator could be used by anybody in the event of finding someone having a cardiac arrest and could prove vital in keeping that person alive until the emergency services arrive.
A group of local residents set up a meeting and got a fundraising action plan together. They held a quiz night and then received a fantastic £250 donation from the Bridgwater Classic Car Club.
Now funds have been topped up by a race night held at the White Cottage and it is believed that the defibrillator which will be bought will be one of a few – if not the only one – available on the main A38 route between Weston-super-Mare and Taunton.
Colin and Sharon are the owners of the White Cottage Restaurant while Barry and Sandy Finch have been instrumental in the fundraising.
They would like to thank everyone who has helped with the project.
PHOTOS: Fundraising fun at the White Cottage Restaurant in West Huntspill.