Pilling's Heart and Soul Defibrillators in the Parish

Pilling's Heart and Soul Defibrillators in the Parish

16th of June, 2020

Five defibrillators in Pilling 

Defibrillator outside St John's C. of E. School, Pilling with two pupils from St John's School presenting the Defibrillator pack to Cheryl Pickstock from North West Ambulance Service. Other people involved from left to right are Peter Bond (Red Cross), Mark Bradley (Bradley's Electrical), Graham Armer (Pilling Parish Lengthsman), Edward Moorat (Pilling Parish Council), and Gillian Benson (Parish Council Clerk).

Amazing Success to Life Saving Appeal
A New Year community campaign to fit a village defibrillator has raised enough to install not one but five pieces of the life saving equipment.  Pilling Parish Council launched a fund-raising appeal for a defibrillator in the village to assist in emergencies.

The Councillors were over whelmed with the response and this has seen enough in the way of cash, equipment and volunteers for the instillation of this equipment at five locations:
Locations of Defibrillators:

1. Pilling St. John's C. of E. School
2. Pilling Nursing Home, Smallwood Hey
3. Stakepool Stores.
4. Eagland Hill School Room  
5. Reception at Glenfield Caravan Park. (this one was paid for in full by the owners of the park.)

ALL defibrillators are placed to give 24/7 public access in the event of an emergency.

In rural areas, emergency services will inevitably take longer to arrive when called.  An appeal went out to residents, local organisations and businesses in Pilling for support and very quickly the generosity of local folk made it clear that more than one defibrillator could be provided especially as Pilling is such an extensive and dispersed village.

It has taken just six months to raise the cash, with significant support provided by the two primary schools.

Five defibrillators have now been installed in key locations around Pilling and Eagland Hill allowing 24/7 public access.  Each is linked into the North West Ambulance Service network and has been installed free of charge by Bradleys Electrical of Pilling.

Pilling Parish Council is extremely grateful to all who have contributed to the amazing and extremely successful outcome of this appeal and thanks everyone for their help.

Public familiarisations sessions are to be held locally to demonstrate how simple and easy defibrillators are to deploy and use.