A new life saving defibrillator is now available on Woodhouse Lane in Norden thanks to the efforts of local resident Pete Spence.
Pete who owns PNS Landscapes and is well known in the village started the campaign to get the equipment installed at the top of the lane after concerns were raised about the availability of equipment for people who live in the area and the many thousands who pass along the lane every year for recreation.
Pete said: "This is one of the more remote areas of the village but we see a lot of people up here. If the worst were to happen we hope that this defibrillator will give someone the equipment they need to save a life."
"Many thanks to all who contributed towards it: Michelle Sheppard, Linda Bunnell, Alan & Jenny Brown, Gill Saxon, PNS Landscapes, Martin & Sam Jackson , Wendy Hartley, Holmtree Developments, Antony Shay, Sypula Parr’s Builders Merchants Ltd., Keith Slater, The Norden Village Trust and Councillor Peter Winkler. Huge thanks to you all and hopefully it will never have to be used."
The new defibrillator extends the existing network of units already in the village including those at Norden Old Library, St. Vincent's Parish Centre and a number of schools and businesses.
The defibrillators are locked in secure cabinets ready for use if needed and access codes can be obtained by calling 999. Emergency operators are aware of the locations of all the units and in the event of them being required a caller can be directed to their nearest cabinet.