A campaign to collect funds for a pair of potentially life-saving defibrillators for villages near to Uttoxeter has received a £500 boost from JCB. The company has donated the money to Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council so it can buy two machines which will be located at Bramshall and Stramshall village halls. The equipment is used to give a high-energy electric shock to someone suffering from a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators can restore a more stable heart rhythm and have proved essential in saving lives.
Chair of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council Jean Pattison-Evans said: “Defibrillators have been the key to saving many lives and are an absolutely vital tool in enabling people to respond quickly and effectively in a medical emergency. “Members of the parish council, and in particular Councillor Tom Ollerenshaw who has spearheaded the campaign, are delighted that JCB has chosen to so generously support our efforts to fund two defibrillators in the Uttoxeter area. We strongly believe they could make a real difference to the outcome if someone suffers a cardiac arrest.”
Councillor David Oulsnam visited JCB World Headquarters to collect the cheque from Steve Ovens.