By on May 13, 2010

The three new defibrillators were funded by local organisations, namely Knutsford Town Council, Knutsford Old Folks Club and Sheldons Dairy Lottery, whose kind donations were matched by the British Heart Foundation. In a short ceremony, representatives of the donor organisations formally handed over the defibrillators to the pub managers.

Pictured on the front row left to right are Sue Connor (the Angel), Andrew Burke(Cross Keys), Sylvia Thomas (First Responders and trainer), Chris Sheldon of Sheldons Dairy, Derek Empson, Chairman of the Old Folks Club Stewart Gardiner, Deputy Mayor,  Matt O’Rourke (Lord Eldon), British Heart Foundation officials Shirley McNally  (regional) and Nancy Frith (Knutsford branch) and First Responders chairman John Mills. Also pictured are pub staff attending a training session run by Sylvia.

The Knutsford Community First Responder Trust is a charity whose aim is to preserve life via:- Volunteer first-aiders working with the North West Ambulance Service; ‘Heartstart’ training sessions;  and Installing defibrillators in and around the town.  Our founder, the late Terry Mitchell, had the ambition to have a defibrillator on every street in Knutsford.  We also want to ensure that every street in Knutsford has people trained in emergency life support.   If you would like to attend one of our HeartStart courses, then please telephone our booking line on 01565 652348. Dates for the courses are advertised on notice boards around the town.

If you would like to help us either with a donation or by becoming a volunteer, then please feel free to telephone 01565 651705, or write to the Secretary at 24 Queensway, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0NN

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