Rotary Club defibrillators make Clitheroe safer

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The Rotary Club of Clitheroe has donated two defibrillators to local residents.

Training, provided by North West Ambulance Service, has just taken place for those working at the defibrillator locations.

Rotary was delighted when Maxwell’s Cafe Bar, King Street, and Honeywell’s Estate Agents, Castlegate, agreed to have units located in their premises.

David Bleazard, president of the Rotary Club of Clitheroe, said: “We wanted them located in two high traffic pedestrian areas with businesses and staff who were enthusiastic about having the defibrillators on their premises.

“Maxwells, being near the rail and bus Interchange and open seven days plus some evenings, and Honeywell’s, being in the busy Castlegate area, were ideal.

“In addition, Sam, Lindsay and Ramzan from these businesses were all enthusiastic to get stuck in during the training session, provided by Mark Evans and Graham Speak, of NWAS, with premises provided by the Old Post House.”

Other organisations are also installing defibrillators in the town, making Clitheroe a safer place to work, shop and visit. To locate one, just look out for the green defibrillator sign.