West Stockwith: Village’s first defibrillator is unveiled

West Stockwith’s first defibrillator outside the village hall was unveiled last month with a training session for local people.

Seventeen people were trained to use the defibrillator after the official launch and more than 100 people in the local villages have now been trained in the last eight months.

Five Villages First Responders is planning a further training session which will be open to residents of any of the local villages with a defibrillator.

It will be an evening session to accommodate those not available in the daytime. The date, time, and location are to be confirmed and will be publicised shortly.

Pictured at the launch of the life-saving initiative in West Stockwith are representatives of the organisations that helped to fund it; From left: Peter Ray (West Stockwith Parish Council), June Ray (West Stockwith Players), Michael Bird (Village Hall Committee), Colin Gibson and Martyn Johnson (Five Villages First Responders), Hazel Brand (Bassetlaw Council), and Jonathan Richardson (Village Hall Committee).