Freewheelers welcome defibrillator donation

PUBLISHED: 17:30 13 May 2015

Devon Freewheelers receive a defibrilattor machine from the Honiton Lions Club. Ref mhh 6105-20-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Devon Freewheelers receive a defibrilattor machine from the Honiton Lions Club. Ref mhh 6105-20-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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Honiton Lions held several fundraisers to purchase and donate the £2,100 piece of life-saving equipment.

Honiton Lions has donated a life-saving piece of equipment to bloodbikes charity Devon Freewheelers.

The £2,100 defibrillator was handed to founder Daniel Lavery, in the company of Neil Parish MP, at the Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival held earlier this month.

Bob Francis, of the Lions, said the defibrillator was funded through various events, including this year’s duck race, which is taking place in August.

“We also held an Easter egg competition earlier in the year, which raised more than £2,000 - part of which went towards the new defibrillator,” he added.

“We have been raising money for the Freewheelers for at least four years because it was seen to be something the community has a need for. I know them all - we all get on very well together assisting and supporting each other.”

Gill Day, of the Freewheelers, said: “This donation is greatly appreciated and will be used by the Freewheelers if we give first response.

“The defibrillator will be used as a local asset to Honiton and its nearby communities. We have been building links with the Lions over the last couple of months and are going from strength to strength.

“Our partnership is an open door and we will continue to use each other in the best appropriate way.”

The defibrillator has since been allocated to the first responder bike covering the Honiton area.

Honiton Lions is putting on a classic car exhibition and several stalls at Honiton Charter Day, on Saturday, July 25.==


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