Defibrillator now ‘live’ in Wootton Fitzpaine

The new defibrillator at Wootton Fitzpaine Social Club

WOOTTON Fitzpaine now has a newly-installed defibrillator in an eye-catching yellow cabinet on the end of the skittle alley next to the Village Hall.

Wootton Fitzpaine Social Club co-ordinated the fund-raising activities and received an overwhelming response from the local community, exceeding their £2,000 target in record time.

This life-saving equipment was expertly installed by local resident Ray Dyer of Lyme Bay Electrical, who gave his time for free in support of the project.

The model chosen comes with a child/infant “key” that when inserted into the device, converts it into a paediatric defibrillator. It has been registered on “The Circuit” – the national defibrillator network – and is now connected to South Western Ambulance Service.

Village resident Anna Bearpark commented, “It’s amazing what our small village has achieved and just shows how much we can do when everyone comes together with a common aim.

“It is a bit strange as we really hope we never need to use it, but the fact that we now have this brilliant piece of medical equipment ready to save a life 24/7 is very reassuring.”

Wootton Club will be organising some familiarisation training for local residents in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in knowing more about the Wootton Fitzpaine village defibrillator is welcome to attend these free events.

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