Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston
The Wistaston Memorial Hall and Community Centre on Church Lane in Wistaston now has a defibrillator at the front of the hall. The management committee hopes that it will never be used, but it is available in an emergency for people using the hall, members of the tennis club, members of the bowling club and the immediate local community. It has the potential to save a life.
The defibrillator was purchased with a £1,300 grant from Baker Wynne & Wilson estate agents under their 25th anniversary community pledge.
Nick Blair from the First Response team had led a meeting at the hall for local groups to be shown how the defibrillator worked. On Thursday 30th November 2017 Simon Morgan-Wynne, representing Baker Wynne & Wilson, officially opened the defibrillator for use. Two members of the First Response team (Gavin Palin and Max Kelly) were also present at the ceremony. The hall was represented by John Cooke (President), Diane Edge-Robinson who had arranged for the defibrillator to be purchased, and Bill Heath who had overseen its installation.
John White, Chairman of the Hall’s Management Committee, said: “We are so grateful to all those people who contributed to this important lifesaving equipment. We were able to show our gratitude by inviting the three guests to join us for festive mince pies and coffee after the unveiling”.