"Chelford Together" was approached by Chelford Parish Council last year to see what they could do to help supply defibrillators for Chelford. It was a big task to raise £6,000 for 3 defibrillators for Chelford, but they didn't give up or let obstacles stop them in this task!
Chelford Together approached David Wilson Homes who are developing new homes on the old Chelford Agricultural Market Site to help towards the final push fir a cabinet for the final defibrillator for Chelford. Mike Jehan, Chair of Chelford Together says "Not only did David Wilson Homes help, but they paid the full £500 for the cabinet. This was an amazing gesture for our local community" Chelford Together also held a fundraising coffee morning to help with the final funds needed for the project, and any monies left over will be given to Knutsford Community First Responders Trust, who have provided voluntary support in getting the defibrillators in place for the village.
The Trust will, with their band of volunteers, provide regular checks on the Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) When a person collapses in cardiac arrest , it is essential that defibrillation is applied in minutes. If it is, then there is a much higher probability of that life being saved. The defibrillators are fully automatic and are designed to be used by anyone, those previous minutes before an ambulance arrives could save a life.
The 2 operational ones are outside Jones Deli, Egerton Arms and outside Chelford Community Hub, Elmstead Road. Once the 3rd one is commissioned information about life saving courses will be advertised by Knutsford First Responders
Mike also says " We couldn't have achieved this without help from David Wilson Homes or other local businesses: Tony Boon Butchers, Lees Growers, Sheldons Dairy (Knutsford), Home Instead Senior Care and the many individuals who kindly donated. Their generosity may save a life in the future"