Shropshire Star

Concerned resident raises support for defibrillator

A new public automated external defibrillator (AED) has now been installed outside Much Wenlock park after a concerned resident realised that the nearest life saving aid was more than two miles away.

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Residents around the new defibrillator location at Presthope Grange.

Brian Norris, resident at Presthope Grange Residential Park on the Stretton Road, said defibrillators needed to be at the scene of a cardiac arrest within 10 minutes, but the closest one was in Much Wenlock - two and a half miles away.

After seeking help of Much Wenlock First Responders, who secured a “large discount” from London Hearts to supply a new AED and external cabinet, Brian received support from residents of Presthope Grange, who raised over £600 for the device. He also received financial backing from local businesses Presthope Estates, Omar Park Homes and Avon Estates.

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