RESIDENTS at Leamington’s Queensway Court are now equipped with lifesaving skills and kit.
The Friends of Queensway – residents at Orbit’s independent living complex – raised £1,400 towards having a public access defibrillator fitted and also received a CPR training kit from the Birtish Heart Foundation.
Residents are hoping to run training sessions for the community so others can become potential lifesavers.
Frank Lording from the Friends of Queensway said: “The defibrillator will be placed in our reception area, meaning its central location will give local people the best chance of survival should they suffer a cardiac arrest nearby.
“We’re keen to get as many people as possible trained in CPR too. We’re now working to raise money for further defibrillators to be placed around our community.”
And Leamington mayor Ann Morrison visited to unveil a plaque to commemorate and record the installation.
She added: “It is good to recognise how everyone has worked together to enable this to happen – the Friends, Orbit, the British Heart Foundation and the West Midlands Ambulance Service have shared in this achievement.”
Visit bhf.org.uk/lifesavers for further details.