Community effort could help to save lives
A NUMBER of organisations have joined forces to help provide a village with a community defibrillator.
St James Church, Fulmer Parish Council and Fulmer Village Hall came together to put in place the defibrillator, which can be used to give an electric shock to people whose have suffered heart attacks.
The unit has been installed on an external wall of the village hall, and was paid for by the church, with the parish council overseeing its purchase.
It will give audible instructions to anyone using it, and will also not give out an electric shock if there is no need.
Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter have also had community defibrillators installed this year, and the devices are designed to be installed in places where large numbers of people gather.
Peter Kelly, clerk to Fulmer Parish Council, said: “We are really pleased to be able to help the local community, including the Black Horse pub, the Beehive nursery and Fulmer Infant School.”
Francesca HallDrinkwater, a church warden at St James Church and member of the parish council, said: “Fulmer is a special community and we are really pleased to have provided this life saving device for local residents.”
JOINED UP: Peter Kelly, clerk to Fulmer Parish Council, Barbara Zoltowska of the Village Hall team and Francesca Hall-Drinkwater, Church Warden at St James, with the defibrillator