We had a fantastic response from the village when we started fundraising, initially for one defib. There was soon enough money raised for 2 defibs, a training defib, electrical installation of both & running costs. Amazing!
Both up & running now, sited outside the Jolly Sailor pub & outside the community hall attached to St George’s church.
Training underway for villagers who wish to take part. First session last Tuesday 8 people attended. These were people from Blackwater Close, Burswood & Harfred Avenue. Leaflets going out with further evenings planned doing a few roads at a time.
The ambulance service are aware of the defibs so if needed members of the general public can access the defib by ringing 999.
They will then be given the code to the box.
The generous donations were from:
- The Basin Oars
- Heybridge Basin Sailing Association
- Heybridge Basin Regatta Committee
- CRS Marine
- Wilkins Tea room at the Lock
- The Chelmer and Blackwater Canal Co
- First Responders
- Row 4 A Reason
- Heybridge Basin Conservation Society
- Heybridge Parish Council
- The Blackwater Show