The trustees from Community Link Foundation were delighted to be able to support a joint project between Wesley Street Traders and Southport Saviours to have a community defibrillator placed in Wesley Street.
Defibrillators are life saving equipment that can be placed for community use.
A defibrillator has a covering radius of just around 400 metres, any further, you won’t have time to make it back to save the patient. Southport has only five 24 hour defibrillators listed on The Circuit for the town centre. Given Southport has a population of over 94,000, and even more in summer with tourism. The numbers just don’t equate.
The Southport Saviours Foundation’s aim is to not only increase the coverage with more defibrillators, but to educate & raise awareness through first aid training.
Richard from Southport Saviours said “A big thank you to Community Link Foundation for their kind donation helping Wesley street hit their fundraising target to get an external defibrillator installed on the street. This unit will cover the local community and cover an area that really was lacking defib coverage before.”