Life-saving equipment - in a village phone box!

Two local communities are celebrating after having life-saving equipment installed in their villages - following a successful fundraising bid.

Friday, 1st April 2016, 10:40 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 6:21 am
Shabbir Damani (local pharmacist) with locals at the opening of the defibrillator unit in telephone box at Ailsworth EMN-160323-181112009

Both Ailsworth and Castor now have their own defibrillators available for use in case of an emergency.

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A chance remark by local villager Chris Murrell to install a defibrillator in Ailsworth in the old village telephone box, followed by a decision from Shabbir Damani of Halls the Chemist in the adjoining village of Castor, that they should have one too - has now resulted in this life-saving equipment being installed.

William Baxter, Chris Murrell and Shabbir Damani (local pharmacist) with locals at the opening of the defibrillator unit outside the pharmacy at Castor EMN-160325-220639009
William Baxter, Chris Murrell and Shabbir Damani (local pharmacist) with locals at the opening of the defibrillator unit outside the pharmacy at Castor EMN-160325-220639009