Sixth device unveiled

Action from the familiarisation session at Glendale Middle School.

Action from the familiarisation session at Glendale Middle School.

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This year’s Jam Jar Army charity has recently unveiled its sixth life-saving device in a Northumberland village.

The Stephen Carey Fund is delighted to announce that the latest public-access defibrillator unit has now been unveiled in Wooler.

The defibrillator, which was secured with a grant from the county council’s Community Chest fund, has been positioned in the grounds of Glendale Middle School.

Members of the local community attended a familiarisation session last Wednesday, during which they learned vital emergency first-aid skills and got hands-on with the device.

Wooler now joins Shilbottle, Alnwick, Hipsburn, Lowick and Longhorsley as communities benefitting from public-access defibrillators secured with the assistance of the charity.

Chairman Scott McEwan said: “Wooler has been high on our list for some time and we are delighted to finally have the unit installed. The size of the community and also the fact that every week hundreds of children take part in the Glendale League junior football behind the school meant this was a key target for us.”

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