Harrogate church with a heart hosts new town centre defibrillator

St Peter's ChurchA new emergency defibrillator has been installed on the wall of St Peter’s Church in the heart of Harrogate town centre – and has already been deployed within days of being placed there.

The initiative to have the life saving equipment in a prominent place on the church wall, right opposite HSBC Bank, was conceived by Rev. Sue Pearce a member of St. Peter’s clergy team whose late husband John’s life was saved by a defibrillator in January 2003.

The unit is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and was funded by donations from Harrogate Lions Cub who donated half of the £1800 cost and members of St. Peter’s, Tesco, G23, Harrogate Rotary and Harrogate Inner Wheel.

Pictured are:-

Matthew Baynham from Heartsafe Communities (who supplied the equipment),

Harrogate Lions Club members Carol Houseman, Bob Norris, Joan Norris, Chris Watcham, Tom Ilett, Eve Nelson & Eric Wright Harrogate Lions Club president.

Hannah Beck, Rev Sue Pearce, Frances Roxby-Proud, Kate Parris, Robert Hill, Alice Thompson, from St. Peter’s Church

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