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Marple Town Centre Defibrillator Appeal
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 06:42:14 AM »
Marple Town Centre Defibrillator Appeal

Marple Bridge Association Chairman Phil Cooke is a man on a mission who, since achieving the installation of life-saving defibrillators in Marple Bridge and Compstall, is now turning his attention to Marple Town Centre. Working with Marple Civic Society, Phil recently secured £1,000 of the £2,000 worth of funding needed for this from Marple Area Committee.

Marple Civic Society has also pledged £200 towards the up-front costs and undertaken to pay the £126 annual running costs for the defibrillator too. Local business GT Landscape and Construction Ltd has already pledged £100 towards the project and The Marple Website has pledged £50 and agreed to help with campaigning, so there is now only £650 needed to make Marple Town Centre a safer place.

Phil says: “The MBA put a public access defibrillator in the phone-box on Lower Fold last year after raising over £2,000 within the community. Earlier this year it was used on a gentleman who had a heart attack on the canal bank off Brabyns Brow, which just goes to show how essential defibrillators are to local communities like ours.”

If you are interested in making a large or small contribution towards this project, either as an individual, a community group or a local business, please get in touch via defibrillator@marple-uk.com.

You can also find out more about the project at www.marple-uk.com/defibrillator



Mark Whittaker

The Marple Website