The first public accessible Millie’s Dream defibrillator was unveiled on Saturday by the Mayor, Councillor Martin Akehurst and Piers Burnell from Remenham who donated the money for this life-saving equipment.
The bright red box housing the defibrillator has been installed outside the HSBC Bank in Market Place next to the phone box. Piers said, “My sister died of a heart attack four years ago and I wanted to make a donation to charity that would really make a difference and this was a perfect cause. Piers has donated money to fund three defibrillators – this one, one at his daughter’s school in London and the one which has been installed in Gillotts School.
The Mayor said, “I am absolutely delighted to have this modern response piece of equipment that the public can use to save lives. I would like to thank everyone involved particularly Sarah Roberts, founder of the charity and Millie’s Mum, for her continued energy and passion for this wonderful campaign.”
Katherine Grainger, the Olympic rower who is a Vice Patron of the Millie’s Dream campaign was also at the unveiling said, “It really is simple to use, it talks you through the steps and it’s in the heart of a very busy town centre where anyone can access.”
After the unveiling, Community Responders Dave and Steve from South Central Ambulance Service were on-hand to show the public how simple the defibrillator is to use and Starbucks had provided free coffee for everyone.
Article thanks to the Henley Herald News