To mark their centenary year, Lympstone W.I have raised funds to purchase a defibrillator, used under the direction of the ambulance service, to help anyone who suffers a heart attack or cardiac arrest.  Various fundraising events were held during 2019 including cake sales, a ‘Soup and Pud’ lunch, Furry Dance catering and bulb planting at the Village Hall, with bulbs donated by Kings. Individual donations were also received.

The President, Heather Stratford said ‘Our members felt that a defibrillator was needed at the top of the village and Lympstone W.I are very grateful to the management of The Saddlers, Exmouth Road, for allowing us to site it on their boundary and for providing the electricity supply and to the Lympstone Parish Council for taking ownership of the device which includes regular maintenance and liaison with the ambulance service. I would also like to thank our Centenary Committee for all their research and hard work to bring the idea to fruition’.

Photo: Lympstone Parish Council Chairman, Kathy Rogers, and Parish Clerk, Lucy Tyrrell, together with The Saddlers manager, Chantelle Brookes, joined members of the Lympstone W.I for the small ceremony following the defibrillator going live.