The second of two more Defibrillators in Horbury in the same month was installed on Monday 28th September at the premises of Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors on Westfield Road, Horbury. Earlier a defibrillator was installed at Hall Cliffe School, Dovecote Lane, Horbury. Both defibrillators were installed, free of charge, by HS Electrical Services Ltd of Wakefield. The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix organised the purchase and installations with money from their Charitable Trust Fund combined with that raised through local donations organised by Sue Twohig and a significant individual sum donated by a local resident. A number of Horbury retail businesses joined in the fundraising inspired by Sue Twohig’s lead.
Rotary Club President Steve Driver said, “There are now 4 Defibrillators available for emergency Community use in Horbury. Access is through the Yorkshire Ambulance Service via the 999 system. We will continue to be involved with the maintenance of them and be looking to obtain and installs at least one further Defibrillator in the wider area of Horbury and Ossett in the near future.”
If anyone wishes to contribute towards the cost of a new defibrillator or the maintenance of existing ones in the Horbury and Ossett area they should contact the Rotary Club via their website www.phoenixrotary.co.uk. Money donated for Defibrillators will be placed in a specific designated account.
Anyone making purchases on Amazon Smile and wishing to support the wider work done by the Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix can name the clubs Charitable Trust as a beneficiary. (Smile Amazon supporting The Rotary Club of Horbury and Ossett Phoenix Trust Fund)
Photo: Electriicians Brent and Chris of HS Electrical Services Ltd fitting the Defibrillator cabinet at the offices of Chadwick Lawrence, Westfield Road, Horbury.