Published:
November 11, 2014
Donation delivers new life-saving equipment to Burnham charity

Burnham-On-Sea's rescue hovercraft charity BARB Search & Rescue has this week been given a funding boost by Somerset County Council.

Burnham and Highbridge county councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton and John Woodman have presented £1,000 towards the cost of a new defibrillator and training for the volunteer crewmembers at the seafront-based charity.

Peter said: "We have presented £500 from each of our council Health and Wellbeing Funds to enable BARB to purchase a much-needed defibrillator."

"We hope the new equipment will help this long-running charity save even more lives during the coming years."

After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone’s chance of survival by 10%. Once in position, the defibrillator detects the heart’s rhythm and won’t deliver a shock unless one is needed.

Pictured: Burnham and Highbridge county councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton and John Woodman with BARB's Roger Flower

 


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