Defibrillator update

Here is an update on the Defibrillator fund.

As you know from a previous posting, the School’s Arts and Craft Club created and sold bead hearts, like the photo. They raised £27.50 as reported in the previous update.

The Horse and Groom and their customers have also been busy collecting at the bar and from the Quiz Night revenue and prize money; their pre-Christmas total was £85.91. Over the Christmas period a group of friends visited the Horse and Groom. They collected forfeits during their stay, and added another £170 to the fund. We would like to say thank you to these anonymous people for their generous contribution.

Don’t forget that another business is willing to contribute to the fund, if their customers come from the village and join the loyalty scheme. For details contact James Ellis who owns Platinum Auto Care garage in Wroxham for details via Facebook on

The parish clerk applied for a grant from the British Hear Foundation, and we received £600 from them. At the last count we have now raised A total of £965.11.

£305.91 from the Horse and Groom
£27.50 from the primary school
£31.70 from the carol service
£600.00 from the British Heart Foundation

The village has now adopted the phone box opposite the school, and we will soon be able to start work on its refurbishment ready for defibrillator unit, when it is purchased. Currently we are working out the running costs, and are awaiting the result of a search on the best insurance premium.

BT have agreed to sponsor the initiative, by supplying the electricity free of charge for 7 years. The electricity is used to keep the defibrillator heated, and it’s battery topped up. BT will also supply the paint and stickers.

We do not yet have a final total money needed to set the unit up, but it is likely to be in the region of £2000. There are still some technical and legal boxes to tick, but the parish clerk has these in hand. We will keep you posted through this blog.

So hearty thanks goes to

  • The children of the village school
  • The parish church
  • The anonymous friends who visited the Horse and Groom
  • The Horse and Groom pub in Market Street
  • James Ellis of Platinum Auto Care
  • And the village clerk
  • The British Heart Foundation
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