defibrillator is unveiled at Highbridge's Apex Park
brand new life-saving defibrillator was formally unveiled at Apex
Park in Highbridge on Saturday (December 10th).
equipment an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) - is
now available for use on someone having a suspected heart attack.
has been installed on the wall of the parks office building
in the Marine Drive car park, as pictured, and is housed an eye-catching
tamper proof, yellow box.
the defibrillator fitted is a speaking-instructional device, meaning
no medical training is required to use it. In the event of an emergency,
people should call 999 and the emergency call handler will advise
of the AEDs location (if the caller is not already aware of
Burnham-On-Sea Harriers, who manage the Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun,
which takes place in Apex Park every Saturday morning, were granted
funds from Burnham and Highbridge Town Council, and also received
generous donations from the Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun community,
to buy the AED and its special storage cabinet.
Reg Huxtable from Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun told Burnham-On-sea.com:
"When we originally toyed with the idea of an AED in Apex Park
and the costs involved it was somewhat daunting. However, once we
started the ball rolling the extreme generosity of our councils
and the people of Burnham and Highbridge parkrun became very apparent,
resulting in completion of this successful project."
Sedgemoor District Council paid for the equipment to be installed.
Spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Defibrillators
are vital pieces of equipment that can save someones life.
This addition to the park is potentially of massive benefit to Apexs
many users and the surrounding area. We would like to thank the
Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun team for raising the funds for the
Reg Huxtable, Paul Young and Stuart Anderson at the unveiling of
the new Defibrillator on Saturday morning