Wooler defibrillator installed

Wooler Bowling Club received a cash boost from Northumberland County Council to help purchase and install a public access defibrillator outside the clubhouse.

Thursday, 11th April 2019, 11:13 am
Wooler bowling club

The club was awarded a grant of £1,000 from the council’s community chest fund. The club also contributed.

A council spokesman said: “Hopefully it will never have to be used, but it is reassuring that it is there if needed and it could really make the difference between life and death.”

“Having easy access to a defibrillator means that immediate life-saving care can be provided in an emergency situation, such as cardiac arrest, in the vital minutes before the ambulance arrives.

“It is commendable that this group are making a real difference in their local community and we are pleased to be able to support them with their fundraising efforts.”

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Wooler Bowling Club is situated on Weetwood Road. It is on the St Cuthbert’s Way walking route and is also used as a staging post for the long distance running group Trial Outlaws during their races. The clubhouse is a also a well used community venue and is used for wider bowls competitions with up to 100 bowlers participating, the majority of who are over 60 years of age.

Community groups and charities based or operating in Northumberland can apply for funding from the council’s community grant scheme.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help deliver activities that benefit residents and communities. For further information visit: www.northumberland.gov.uk