Local residents Angie and Barry Mills with ‘Crafty Knitters’ group have been fund raising for a new Defibrillator to be fitted on the lamp post at the end of Hampton Rise next to the footpath to High Fawr Avenue.
The Henry Angell James Memorial Trust has kindly donated a defibrillator. The trust aims is to install as many AED defibrillators as possible across the West Midlands.
The money raised Crafty Knitters and kind donations from the public will be spent on the installation and maintenance of the defibrillator.
The Oswestry Town Council kindly agreed that the defibrillator could be mounted on and connected to a lamp post.
The official opening was attended by Jay Moore, the Mayor of Oswestry, Sally Angell-James, the chairman of the Henry Angell James Memorial Trust and members of the Oswestry Crafty Knitters.
The Crafty Knitters presented a cheque for £500 to the Trust to help them continue with their work.
Defibrillators save lives and are designed for people without a medical background to use. They tell you exactly what to do at each stage. In addition, training sessions are available for anyone who would like to gain confidence and knowledge to use the defibrillator. These will be run by the Community First Responders and will be on Friday 3rd February at Oswestry Guildhall.
Please contact Angie Mills for a place on the training course. 01691 650147.
Crafty Knitters group.
Veronica Lillis Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sally Angell James Chairman of The Henry Angell James Memorial Trust, Jay Moore Oswestry Mayor.
Angie Mills presenting Sally James with a cheque.