Berrow villagers and groups have raised £1,500 for a new defibrillator
Berrow villagers and groups have raised £1,500 for a new defibrillator

Residents in Berrow have clubbed together to raise £1,500 for a new life-saving defibrillator.

The community unit has been unveiled this week outside Berrow Village Hall, as pictured here.

John Augustus, Clerk at Berrow Parish Council, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “The defibrillator has been made possible by the kind donations that individual parishioners from Berrow have made as well as businesses and clubs in the area.”

“The defib has been installed outside the hall in a prominent location for use 24 hours a day and it’s been registered as an asset with the ambulance trust.”

Carol Dyer of Berrow Community Association, Nikki Askins of Uphill Castle Football Club, with the new defibrillator
Carol Dyer of Berrow Community Association, Nikki Askins of Uphill Castle Football Club, with the new defibrillator

“Lots of people have got involved in the fundraising and I was quite suprised at how quickly the money was raised.”

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time – and using an Automated External Defibrillator within minutes can raise a victim’s chances of survival to almost 80%.

He thanked those who have contributed, including Coastline Cleaners Ltd, Nichols Facilities Management Ltd, Chris Clifton Plumbing, Uphill Castle Football Club, Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, Berrow U3A, Brean & Berrow Residents’ Association, Mr. Yip and Mrs. Griffiths.

Pictured: Carol Dyer of Berrow Community Association, Nikki Askins of Uphill Castle Football Club, Stuart Nichols of Nichols Facilities Management Ltd, and John Augustus, Clerk at Berrow Parish Council