Can you give a defibrillator a March home? Resident needed to put up life saving equipment on their property

Winner of the raffle for a wheelbarrow of wine and goodies which was raising money for Have A Heart

Winner of the raffle for a wheelbarrow of wine and goodies which was raising money for Have A Heart campaign - Credit: Archant

A plea has gone out for the first homeowner to have a life saving defibrillator installed at the front of their property..

A defibrillator void is at the far end of Wisbech Road towards Tesco and the only way to fix it is to ask a resident.

Councillor Rob Skoulding said: “We are hoping somebody living between Russell Avenue and Peas Hill area would be happy to have this medical equipment put up on their house.

“There are already 25 defibrillators in town but I want the whole town to be properly covered so that if somebody suffers a cardiac arrest people can easily and quickly get access to help.”

Cllr Skoulding’s aim is to get 50 defibrillators across the whole of March - there is currently a gap in the Wisbech road area which is why he is putting out his plea.

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The nearest ones are at Costcutter near Westwood School and one at Elliott Lodge.

It is his aim to have one within easy walking distance of everywhere in town.

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He set up Have A Heart campaign two years ago to get the medical equipment, contained within a small box, installed.

Since then he has raised thousands as well as donated his allowance money as a councillor toward the scheme.

At the weekend he held a stall at the March Christmas market which raised a further towards the Have A heart campaign.

Cllr Skoulding said: “A big thank you to everyone who supported our defibrillator stall at the Christmas market.

“We raised £547.”

The grand prize was a wheelbarrow of wine and goodies.

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