A group of Oswestry community-minded knitters have started a new fund-raising project for a defibrillator to be sited at the top of Hampton Rise in Oswestry.  This will be available for Hampton Rise, High Fawr and the surrounding roads.

Angie Mills from The Crafty Knitters said, “We need to raise £2,500 to cover the cost of the defibrillator, installation and maintenance.

“Oswestry Town Council have kindly agreed that we can mount this on a lamp post and power the heated box. We have applied for a grant from British Heart Foundation who will hopefully donate £600 towards our target.

“Defibrillators save lives, they are very easy to use and tell you what to do. A simple 15-minute online training course is available at www.bhf.org.uk.  After calling 999 and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using a defibrillator is the best way to increase the chances of someone surviving a cardiac arrest.

“Over the next few months fundraising events will take place. Our first event will be a Crafty Knitters stall on Saturday 26th November from 9am at the Bailey Head. The stall will be selling a number of different items such as cuddly toys, jigsaws, knitted items and Christmas decorations.

“If anyone would like to make a donation towards our community defibrillator, please get in touch with Angie and Barry Mills at 23 Hampton Rise. Oswestry.  01691 650147.”

Proposed Defibrillator Location. Top of Hampton Rise.