Community Fundraisers Deliver New Defibrillator To Thrilled Kingsway House

11 January 2022

Community Fundraisers Deliver New Defibrillator To Thrilled Kingsway House Colleagues

There was a special delivery at Kingsway House on Christmas Eve when big-hearted fundraisers dropped off their new defibrillator.

The wonderful Langley Park community group made it their mission to raise the money to buy defibrillators for both Care Homes in the village.

In August, Sonia Hewitson, one of the group coordinators, launched the initiative and put out the call for help.

The response from local people and businesses was incredible, and on 24th December 2021, the defibrillator was presented by Olaf the Snowman and some chums to delighted Clinical Services Manager Grace.

Home Manager Cheryl Bailey said everyone at the Home was thrilled to have the defibrillator at Kingsway House.

Cheryl said: “We are so incredibly grateful to Sonia and the Langley Park Community Group for all their hard work and generosity.

“Our defibrillator will save lives and will help us to offer emergency support to people in need in our part of the village.

“It means the world to us that people from Langley Park worked together to provide us with this vital resource that can do so much good.”

The fundraising involved activities including an Autumn and Christmas Fayre, a special raffle and sponsored Welly Walks by local primary school children.

Throughout the fundraising period, businesses around the area donated terrific raffle and tombola prizes to help sell tickets.

Cheryl added: “It is incredibly heart-warming to know that people of all different ages in the community came together to raise this money.

“The care and kindness from children, families, neighbours and businesses in Langley Park have been wonderful.

“We feel extremely blessed to be at the heart of such an amazing village and hope our defibrillator will help others in their moment of need.”