A NEW defibrillator has been put outside Stoke Prior Sports and Country Club.
The drive for the life-saving equipment was initiated by Stoke Prior resident Alan Wardle,
A number of fund-raising activities were held and then The Redditch Westerners Association, a country and western club that has been going since 1998 and meets weekly at the club, donated the full amount for the defibrillator.
The remaining funds went to the Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation (CCSHF) which was very supportive of the fund-raising and was arranged the installation of the AED free of charge and provided training.
Mark Goddard, the manager of the club, said they were grateful for the support of the Westerners Association and the community which had turned out for the fund-raising events.
The Redditch Westerners Association is a country and western club that has been going since 1998.
The club has held its club nights at Stoke Prior Sports and Country Club for many years and has always been made to feel really welcome by the staff and local community.
Keith Holliday, the chairperson of the Redditch Westerners Association, said: “We felt that as a club we wanted to give something back to the community to say thank you for the many happy years we have spent at the venue.
“When we heard the community were looking to raise money to purchase an AED (Automatic Emergency Defibrillator) for use in the community it seemed a great cause for us as a club to support and say to thank you.
“The location of the AED will provide help to the current and future community of Stoke Prior and hopefully save lives in the event it is required.”
Further fund-raising at the club this weekend
ANOTHER fund-raising event will be held at Stoke Prior Sports and Country Club on Sunday, May 5.
There will be a family funday from 12pm onwards and a live band in the evening.
The proceeds will go to the Stoke Prior Church Tower Fund.