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Sunday, 26 April 2015

The Village now has a Defibrillator

Left to Right: Parish Councillor Bob Bishop,
 Kath Brookes of the Milford Women's Institute, 
Colin Holdsworth, County Councillor Alan Rice,
Brian Giles & Julia Badham of the 
League of Friends
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We are delighted to announced that the village now has a Defibrillator for anyone to use in an emergency.

About 40 attended the familiarisation session at the Community Centre on Saturday morning and showed considerable interest in the 'fool-proof' nature of the machine and the vital addition of CPR.

The talk and demonstration were expertly given by Mike Jukes and Jackie Russell of the Bransgore Community First Responders team.

After the presentation a group went to The Co-operative store in the village centre and the machine was placed into its cabinet for the first time with representatives of those who had provided the funds looking on.

In the attached picture are; Parish Councillor Bob Bishop and County Councillor Alan Rice about to place the defibrillator into its cabinet. Also among those present were Julia Badham & Brian Giles of the Milford on Sea War Memorial Hospital League of Friends, Kath Brookes of the Milford Women's Institute, and Colin Holdsworth organiser and fundraiser for the project.

All of the above organisations had contributed together with Milford on Sea Food Week to purchase the new defibrillator.

Thanks also go to the The Southern Co-Operative for their support in hosting the machine in such an ideal spot.

Like insurance, we hope the machine has no need to be used, but should the need arise, it is great for all of us that of fellow residents have made this vital service available.

To read more about the Milford on Sea Defibrillator please click here.

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