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Helping hand for first aid group to save lives

Chorley's Angels: trainer David Forrest instructing Debbie Tomlinson how to turn an unconscious casualty into the recovery position, encouraged by leader Jean Bolton

Chorley's Angels: trainer David Forrest instructing Debbie Tomlinson how to turn an unconscious casualty into the recovery position, encouraged by leader Jean Bolton

 

A cash injection will help a new community group ensure Chorley residents are in safe hands.

Chorley’s Angels has received grants totalling £1,100 towards buying a life-saving defibrillator.

The money has come from Lancashire County Council’s local member grants scheme from councillors Terry Brown, Steven Holgate, Keith Iddon and Michael Devaney.

The group now hopes to raise the extra £600 needed for the device, which can restart someone’s heart when they suffer a cardiac arrest, and a training device.

The defibrillator will be available in an emergency when Chorley’s Angels provide first aid cover at community events.

The training device will be used to teach community groups and other organisations how to use defibrillators.

David Forrest, a member of the group, said: “We do need a defibrillator when we are on duty, just in case.

“It literally makes the difference between life and death. If there is a defibrillator, it can save a life.”

Chorley’s Angels was set up last year by former members of St John Ambulance.

The group is also fund-raising for other equipment and training materials.

To find out more information about Chorley’s Angels, ring David Forrest on 01257 231012.

 

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