EXCITING NEWS FOR MACCLESFIELD FOREST
Sutton Parish Council are pleased to announce that a further public access defibrillator will be sited at the Ranger Station, Trentabank, Macclesfield Forest.
Enough funds have now been raised from donations from The Peak District National Park Ranger Service, Cheshire East Council Countryside Service Department, United Utilities and grant funding from The National Lottery Awards for all fund.
The Community Heartbeat Trust will supply the defibrillator which will be in a locked cabinet and be fitted to the side of the Ranger Station. The unlock code is obtained in an emergency from the Ambulance Service.
Volunteers will be needed to check the equipment each week and complete an online check list. If you would like to volunteer please email to register your interest.
Once fitted the date and location of an awareness session will be publicised, this awareness session will be run by members of the Community Heartbeat Trust who will advise those attending of what to do in an emergency, helping the public to develop new skills to help save a life in the crucial few minutes following a cardiac arrest.
Sutton Parish Council will oversee the ongoing upkeep of the defibrillator and will add this equipment to their maintenance agreement with the Community Heartbeat Trust.
Cllr Kevin Hoines who has led this project would like to thank those residents who use the forest, secretaries of the walking, running and cycling groups who provided information that helped with the funding application. Also, thanks to support from the resident who has been resuscitated with a public access defibrillator and was able to evidence how important this project is to the community.