Lifesaving equipment handed over to villages

Braunton and Croyde are now equipped to save lives with two debrillators in central locations.

BRAUNTON and Croyde have both received a piece of live saving machinery thanks to the Braunton Caen Rotary Club and the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

The official handover of two defibrillators to be kept at Wensley’s Newsagents in Braunton and RUDA Holiday Park in Croyde took place on Friday.

The equipment was purchased with money from the annual Santa Sleigh Run and the BHF provided towards 50 per cent of the cost of each defibrillator.

John Wensley, of Wensley’s, said: “It seems very appropriate as we are in the heart of the Village.

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“We are open from 5.30am to 6pm so the defibrillator will be instantly available for more than 12 hours.

“There will be signs throughout the village to inform folk of our new acquisition - it is already a talking point with customers.”

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Steven Harper-Smith, Manager of RUDA, said: “With over 4,000 holiday makers visiting our site we will feel far more confident with the defibrillator prominently available, many of our staff will be instructed on its use.”

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