Sunday, 26 September 2021

Defibrillator appeal widened to include rural communities

A WOMAN who raised enough money to equip 10 schools with defibrillators now wants to help communities buy their own.

Sarah Roberts, 45, of King’s Road, Henley, raised about £17,000 with the Millie’s Dream appeal between September and December.

Her first aim was to provide the life-saving equipment for the six primary schools in Henley as well as those in Sonning Common, Peppard, Checkendon and Crazies Hill.

Now she wants to widen the appeal to include more rural areas, where the emergency services can find it harder to reach.

She said: “Although we’re still trying to raise as much money as possible, Millie’s Dream is now about trying to educate communities and schools about the need to buy defibrillators for themselves.

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