Life-saving equipment installed in Dorridge thanks to kind-hearted fundraisers - The Solihull Observer

Life-saving equipment installed in Dorridge thanks to kind-hearted fundraisers

Solihull Editorial 28th Jun, 2018   0

LIFE-SAVING equipment has been installed in Dorridge thanks to kind-hearted fundraisers.

The Methodist Church in Mill Lane is the new home for a community public access defibrillator which will not only benefit the visitors to the hall and church but also the local community.

The life-saving device was funded by the Church’s Community Outreach Group with support from West Midlands Ambulance Service and the British Heart Foundation.

Families were joined by Reverend Tony Malcolm, Solihull Mayor Flo Nash and Meriden MP Dame Caroline Spelman to celebreate the launch of the new community defibrillator.

There was plenty on offer including children’s games, face-painting, a hog-roast and candy floss stalls.

Dame Caroline said: “It was great to be able to meet with local residents at this event and celebrate the launch of the defibrillator in the community.

“In particular, I would like to thank the West Midlands Ambulance Service for the help they have given Dorridge Methodist Church and offer a hearty congratulations to the Methodist Church’s Community Outreach Group on their efforts to generate funding for this project.

“While I sincerely hope that there will never be a need to make use of the equipment, in the event of an emergency this defibrillator could make a real difference.”

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