Congratulations to the Rural Community Defibrillator Group which recently unveiled the 5th  public access defibrillator in Princes Risborough , at an event attended  by members of the local community who had supported the project. This defibrillator brings the total sum raised by the group for this vital life saving equipment in rural communities to £35,000, and the total number of defibs they have installed in and around Princes Risborough to an astonishing 17.

But,  they are not content with that and will shortly be announcing sites for another 5!

At the unveiling event, the RCDG Chairman Mark Tubb thanked everyone for their generous donations. He added that “heart failure is highlighted as one of the most likely causes of sudden death by the NHS – in improving the availability of this life saving equipment to the Community we aim to improve the chances of recovery by enabling action to be taken at the earliest opportunity.” Tesco Store Manager, Andrew Stuart, Matthew Walsh, Town Mayor and Chairman of the Town Council, Robert Duggan for the South Central Ambulance Charity Trust and Arthur Edwards, Chairman & Secretary, Risborough & District Community Association also spoke of their support for this project and the work of the Rural Community Defibrillator Group in promoting the need for more Public Access Defibrillators in difficult to reach locations. Arthur Edwards also presented a cheque for £200 raised for the First Responders by the Community Association.

We would like to thank the group for their amazing contribution to our campaign to make sure no-one in the SCAS area is ever more than 8 minutes away from a public access defib. You can see where your nearest one is by downloading our Save a Life App , and if you think more are needed in your area and want to help us fundraise for this vital lifesaving equipment please get in touch by emailing us at info@sca-charity.org.uk .