defibrillators unveiled in Brean after £3,300 fundraising
new life-saving defibrillators have been unveiled in Brean this
week following a successful fundraising campaign.
new units are located at Beachside Holiday Park and Brean Village
Hall in the village.
of £3,341 was raised through the Brean Seasonal Caravaners
Facebook group, with members donating online and attending a fundraising
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, BSC spokesman Martin Mills said: "The
initiative stemmed from a fellow member, Paul Turner, suffering
cardiac arrest last year. Fortunately he survived, but it brought
the realities home to us."
nearest full time A&E departments are Bristol or Taunton. Survival
rates for Cardiac Arrest dramatically decrease with every passing
minute that a defib isn't available."
were surprised to learn that Brean only had one public access machine,
located at Diamond Farm. It seemed an obvious focus for our fundraising
support and feedback from our members has been fantastic, many have
said they feel much more reassured by the presence of these units."
added that the money raised had secured two defibs, with a third
unit donated which has been retained as a short term 'loan unit'
to cover any out of action units in the village.
support of local businesses has also been great. The team at Beachside
have offered to host our defib experience day a chance for
members to get some hands-on experience of defibs. Jon Harris of
Warren Farm assisted in arranging it at the Village Hall."
couldn't be happier with the outcome of this and we hope to repeat
it to provide another two units next year."