Monday, 23 October 2017

Funds for life-saving phone box

AN old telephone box in Checkendon is to be fitted with a defibrillator for use by the community.

Residents and village businesses have raised more than £2,000 for the device following an appeal for funding.

It has been bought and will be installed by Millie’s Dream, a charity appeal run by a mother from Henley, which has raised more than £15,000 to fit defibrillators in schools. It is likely to be in place within the next fortnight.

Councillor Tim Corbishley refurbished the box and launched the defibrillator fundraising appeal.

He said: “We [the council] had a plan to put a defibrillator in the box and the appeal started at the end of June.

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