Residents to benefit from life-saving equipment

(l-r) Doreen Savory, Jess Pearson, Joan Knapton, Margaret Mennell, Jenny Harris, Rita Clayden, Vera Brooks and John Coombes with the defibrillator at Stamford Bridge Village Hall. The defibrillator is dedicated to the memory of Pat Smith (inset).
(l-r) Doreen Savory, Jess Pearson, Joan Knapton, Margaret Mennell, Jenny Harris, Rita Clayden, Vera Brooks and John Coombes with the defibrillator at Stamford Bridge Village Hall. The defibrillator is dedicated to the memory of Pat Smith (inset).

Life-saving defibrillators are being installed in Pocklington, Market Weighton and surrounding villages.

Thanks to £37,500 of funding from the Smile Foundation, Help for Health, and East Riding Council, many parishes across the area have received, or are about to receive, a defibrillator for their local community.

Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac conditions, and consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart via a defibrillator.

As well as Pocklington and Market Weighton, defibrillators will be or have been fitted in the villages of Allerthorpe, Barmby Moor, Bubwith, Bugthorpe, East Cottingwith, Everingham, Foggathorpe, Kirby Underdale and Newbald.

Councillor Shaun Horton, East Riding Council’s portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships, said : “I am very pleased that we have been able to work closely with the Smile Foundation to provide so many of these potentially life-saving devices. It’s an excellent example of a close working partnership, and it could make a real difference to people’s health and wellbeing in the East Riding.”

Helen Wise, of the Hull and East Yorkshire Smile Foundation, said: “The Hull and East Yorkshire Smile Foundation, works hard to support small local charities and community projects.

“We are delighted to be involved with the distribution of new defibrillators across Hull and East Yorkshire and thrilled to see the enthusiasm from community groups across our region.”

Earlier this month, the Post reported that defibrillators had been installed in the villages of Stamford Bridge, Londesborough and Laytham.