New Community Defibrillator Unveiled

Lions and Councillors at the unveiling of the AED

Amersham & Chesham Lions and Town Councillors at the unveiling of the Town Hall defibrillator

On the 19th September, Town Mayor Cllr Qaser Chaudhry and Michael Michael of the Amersham & Chesham Lions Club unveiled a new, 24-hour accessible, defibrillator at Chesham Town Hall. 

Concerns had been raised by many members of the public about the lack of a functioning defibrillator within the town centre, so discussions between representatives of the Lions and Town Council officers came up with the idea to locate one centrally at the Town Hall, funded by the Lions. 

The Lions are well-known for their support of the local community and the provision of such an important piece of equipment aimed at saving lives is the ultimate embodiment of this and a fitting legacy to celebrates its 50th anniversary. Since their founding in 1969, the Lions has raised over half a million pounds to help good causes and run projects including the much-loved Christmas Parcels Scheme. 

Defibrillator cabinetThe Town Council is very happy to host the machine at the Town Hall, which is central to the High Street and accessible to the public by a simple code activation which can be obtained when phoning 999, or from staff at the Town Hall. 

Cllr Chaudhry said, "It is strange to be opening a new facility which you hope will never be used, but of course this is the case with the defibrillator. It is reassuring to know it is here if required.". 

You can download the Save A Life app from the South Central Ambulance Service, which shows the location of registered defibrillators locally. 

To find out more about the Amersham and Chesham Lions Club, visit www.aclions.org.uk

 

Published: 19 September 2019