Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Twelfth defibrillator to be installed

A DEFIBRILLATOR is to be installed in Henley town centre. The device will be outside HSBC in Market Place and will be officially unveiled on September 20.

It’s the 12th defibrillator to be installed thanks to the Millie’s Dream appeal, which was launched by Sarah Roberts, of King’s Road, Henley, in September last year.

The appeal, which is named after Miss Roberts’ seven-year-old daughter Millie, who has a heart and lung condition, originally aimed to raise £15,000 to equip 10 local schools with a defibrillator.

It has now raised more than £25,000 and is supplying the machines to more schools as well as communities. Henley Mayor and Mayoress Martin and Glynnis Akehurst and Deputy Mayor Jeni Wood will attend the unveiling. They will be joined by Piers Burnell, from Remenham, who has paid for the defibrillator, and it is hoped that appeal vice-patron and Olympic rowing champion Katherine Grainger will also be there.

Paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service will be on hand to explain how the defibrillator works and answering questions.

• Jaeger in Thames Side will hold an autumn/winter launch event on Thursday evening where all the money raised by a raffle will go to the appeal.

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