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.
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
said: "We have presented £500 from each of our council
Health and Wellbeing Funds to enable BARB to purchase a much-needed
hope the new equipment will help this long-running charity save
even more lives during the coming years."
a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)
and defibrillation reduces someones chance of survival by
in position, the defibrillator detects the hearts rhythm
and wont deliver a shock unless one is needed.
Burnham and Highbridge county councillors Peter Burridge-Clayton
and John Woodman with BARB's Roger Flower