Donations for Honiton defib campaign beginning to pick up

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 May 2018

Caroline Kolek (L) with Victoria Palfrey, community champion at Honiton Tesco.

Caroline Kolek (L) with Victoria Palfrey, community champion at Honiton Tesco.


Donations are beginning to pour in for a campaign aiming to bring four life-saving defibrillators to Honiton.

Caroline Kolek, town councillor and member of the campaign, said hundreds of pounds has already been raised towards the £5,000 fundraising target.

The group held an information stall at Honiton’s market where they brought along an example of an automated electronic defibrillator.

Dan Lavery, of Devon Freewheelers, provided a training mannequin used for learning how to resuscitate people.

To support the campaign, Honiton Tesco raffled off a luxury hamper which, combined with the sale of raffle tickets, raised £460.

Honiton Fishing Club also donated £50 the ‘Honiton Has a Heart’ campaign.

Mrs Kolek added: “A big thank you to Tesco, HSBC, Honiton Fishing Club and also Honiton Hospital League of Friends, which has already pledged £1,800.”

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