The first Public Access Defibrillator has been installed within the rural village of Rothbury in Northumberland this week.
Situated on the rear of the Jubilee Hall this device is the first of several to be installed throughout the Coquet Valley as part of the partnership between The Stephen Carey Fund and Rothbury WI.
A community familiarisation training session took place on Thursday 16th October inside the hall and further events will take place as we roll out the additional cabinets/defibrillators in the coming weeks.
The first in a series of Public Access Defibrillator installations have been unveiled today by The Stephen Carey Fund.
The first is to be sited on the Jubilee Hall in Rothbury with the community training event scheduled for Thursday 16th October commencing at 7:30pm and the doors are open for the public to attend.
This is part of a programme that will see several defibrillators installed throughout the Coquet Valley following the Vintage Rothbury, organised by Rothbury WI, event in the summer which help co-fund the project.
The second installation takes place in Alnmouth with the positioning of a Public Access Defibrillator at Alnmouth Village Golf Club. This unit was once again co-funded by the local community and in particular following the efforts of the organisers of the Alnmouth Family Fun Day which you may recall partnered The Stephen Carey Fund to install a unit at Hipsburn in 2013. The fun day was so successful in 2014 that it is funding two installations and we are currently in talks with representatives from Lesbury to secure a location for the third device in the area.
These training sessions are a vital component of the work undertaken by The Stephen Carey Fund and the local communities in and around both Rothbury and Alnmouth are encouraged to attend their respective event – with the skills you will learn you could one day save a life!