£500 towards new defibrillator
Taylor Wimpey South Midlands is helpeing provide peace of mind to residents in Woodford Halse by funding a defibrillator for use in medical emergencies. Joining forces with Northamptonshire Police, Taylor Wimpey made a £500 donation towards the life saving piece of equipment, which is now situated at Woodford Halse Fire Station on the Byfield Road.
The Taylor Wimpey contribution adds to the money already raised by the Woodford’s Churches Together appeal in September.
On Saturday 13th October 2018, Woodford Halse Fire Station held a recruitment day in conjunction with heart start sessions and the new community defibrillator. While there is already an existing defibrillator outside the Memorial Hall on Station Road, residents will now benefit from having an additional defibrillator at the other end of the village.
Commenting on the donation from Taylor Wimpey Carl Barton, PCSO at Northamptonshire Police, said: “This defibrillator will save precious time in the case of any life-threatening heart issues in the area until our colleagues from the East Midlands Ambulance Service arrive on scene and are able to take over. The first few minutes are absolutely crucial in situations involving the heart so I’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation in providing such a life-saving piece of equipment to the local community in Woodford Halse.”
At the event, the Taylor Wimpey South Midlands team were on hand to present the cheque to members of St. Mary’s Church. Paul Cave, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, said: “We feel it’s extremely important to invest in the communities in which we build our homes, so it was our pleasure to donate £500 towards the new defibrillator in Woodford Halse. Heart issues can happen at any age and any time so it will be a comfort for the community knowing that there is now a defibrillator at each end of the village. I’d like to thank Northamptonshire Police for inviting us to lend our support to such an important cause – and we wish the community all the best with future fundraising efforts.”