Over the past few months progress has again moved on taking the units installed to twelve with two more awaiting installation. During the past three months we have installed our second unit in Princes Risborough together with one for each of Longwick, Bryants Bottom and Naphill. Our thanks got to the Longwick Village Hall Committee, the Naphill Village Hall Committee and the Residents and Parish for Bryants Bottom for their help in making this possible. We would also thank Bucks Community Action for their help in making their property available to us.
In April we held our first Annual General Meeting which was well attended by those who have given their help to us over the past year plus some who just wanted to know a little bit more about Public Access Defibrillators and how to go about getting one for their community. Mark Tubb chaired the meeting and we were pleased to help in any way we could with the questions about our work.
The Princes Risborough Project is progressing well with the installation of our second unit funded from the grant given by the Heart of Bucks/Kop Hill Climb. We are progressing two others which should be in place shortly once the final locations have been agreed in Wades Park and Monks Risborough.
Fund raising is very important so our continued relationship with local business is key to our success. With the help of Princes Risborough Golf Club and Risboro’ Garage we held our second Charity Golf Day in April. We were well supported on the day both for the Golf and the Evening event which featured “Alvin” as Elvis, which was great fun. We are also grateful to TESCO in Princes Risborough who have been holding fundraising events for our Charity. This continued support has enabled us to look forward into 2016 and beyond with added confidence.
Awareness and confidence training has also continued to be provided with the help of the Princes Risborough First Responder team. Events have been held in Naphill with future events planned for Walters Ash and Bryants Bottom. Our thanks goes to Geoff Clark who has taken on this role for us.
In closing we have to give our thanks to Francesca Skelton, the High Sherriff of Buckinghamshire, for her support during this year. At her end of year Celebrations it came as complete, but pleasant, surprise to us that we had been recognised for our work over the past year and had been given an award. It was a great evening made all the better by the award.