New life saving machine in place at Petworth

Delighted with the new Defibrillator installed in the former phone box in Petworth, Tony Sneller, left, who headed up the project, Samantha Harding and Jules Arlette from the Martin Dallyn community fund and Chris Kemp, chairman.
Delighted with the new Defibrillator installed in the former phone box in Petworth, Tony Sneller, left, who headed up the project, Samantha Harding and Jules Arlette from the Martin Dallyn community fund and Chris Kemp, chairman.
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PETWORTH now has two life saving pieces of equipment ready for emergency use by members of the public.

And it is thanks to a joint funded scheme led by the town council.

The defibrillator in the Grove Lane phone box was made fully operational this week and joins one also installed at the Hampers Green Community Centre.

And there will soon be another outside the Leconfield Hall.

It has been made possible by a donation of almost £2000 from the Martin Dallyn Community Fund, which paid for one of the machines and also covered the cost of the heated cabinets for all three defibrillators.

The other two defibrillators have been paid for by the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

The machine which will sit at the Leconfield Hall will, because of its siting on a listed building, have to be housed in an oak casing.

This has been funded with a £500 donation from the Petworth Society and support from the Leconfield Estates.

Petworth Town Council has funded the installation and the signage for the life saving equipment.

“Speaking on behalf of the town council, project leader Tony Sneller said: “We would like to thank Jules Arlett, Samantha Harding and Amanda Lucking from the Martin Dallyn Community Fund - based at the Badgers, the Petworth Society and the Leconfield Estates for their kind donations.”

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