An event to celebrate the installation of the 5th Public Access Defibrillator (PADs) for Princes Risborough was held on Wednesday 1st March 2017 at the Princes Risborough Literary Institute, High Street, Princes Risborough at 2pm. The event also marks the installation of the 17th PAD in the Risborough Area representing circa £35,000 investment into the local Rural Communities in the last two years.
The Event was attended by representatives from the local community who had supported the project which included those from County, District and Town Councils, local business and local organisations.
The RCDG Chairman Mark Tubb welcomed those attending and 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 Respoders by the Community Association.
Five more locations are planned for Public Access Defibrillator installation shortly which will bring the total installed by the RCDG team in and around Princes Risborough to twenty-two.