Coffee morning donation could save lives in Binley Woods

Mark receives the cheque from Gwen.
Mark receives the cheque from Gwen.

Binley Woods Neighbourhood Project chose to help community responsders for this year’s Christmas charity coffee moring.

They raised £250 for the volunteers from their appeal.

The group of volunteers have installed two heart defibrillators in the village one at the Village Hall and a second outside the chemist in Woodlands Road.

A third is planned for the Sports Pavilion.

Project leader Janet Outhwaite thanked the group for their wonderful work installing the lifesaving equipment and training volunteers in its use.

Mark Tolan, from Tolan Training, who collected the cheque on behalf of the group said: “We are a voluntary organisation working on behalf of the Ambulance Service responding to emergency calls, a charity raising our own funds.”

He went on to explain how the group respond to emergency calls to administer lifesaving aid until the arrival of the ambulance.

Mr Tolan thanked the project for their work in raising funds.

Volunteers from Coventry Responders’ Group have also been training the volunteer residents on aministering aid to people who suffer a cardiac arrest using a defibrillator in training sessions at the village hall.

Mr Tolan accepted the cheque on behalf of the group, presented by Binley Woods resident Gwen Taylor.