Milford on Sea village centre has had a defibrillator for anyone to use in an emergency for some months now, but not everyone notices that it is there.
If you take a look next time you pass the Charity Shop/Coop you will see the defibrillator on the side wall.
About 40 local people attended a familiarisation session at the Community Centre in April this year which showed considerable interest in the 'fool-proof' nature of the machine and the vital addition of CPR.
The defibrillator was organised by Colin Holdsworth, and funded by Milford on Sea Food Week, the Parish Council, the Milford on Sea War Memorial Hospital League of Friends, Milford on Sea Women's Institute and Hampshire County Council.
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.