Two Defribrillators now in Sandford and Warcop!

After the tragic loss of Natasha Daldry recently an appeal was set up by her family to try and raise funds for a defibrillator for Warcop to go on the wall of the new Parish Hall. Such was the generosity of local people that we now have sufficient funds to purchase two defibrillators for both Sandford and Warcop. Initially the Sandford one will be sited on the wall of David White’s farm buildings, for which we are very grateful.

Warcop Parish Council will take over the maintenance and upkeep of the defibrillators. A special coffee morning was held on Saturday 14th May to raise more funds which might allow us to purchase a further defibrillator. As well as the usual lovely refreshments and WI cake stall, tombola and raffle, etc, there was an opportunity to see the equipment used and to hear about the free Heartstart courses which will be run in the Parish Hall to show local residents how to use the defibrlllators and help save someone’s life. There was a fantastic turn-out for the Coffee Morning and a total of £640 was raised so we are very close to being able to purchase a third defibrillator for the Parish. (This could be sited in Bleatarn itself or at the far end of Warcop nearer to Eden Bridge.) We would welcome any suggestions you might have.

The Parish Council would like to express its great appreciation to the Daldry family for their idea to suggest this idea and to all the local people who have been so generous in donating money for such a good cause.