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FUNDS NEEDED: Community work to raise money for defibrillator’s new home in Kings Langley

 Published on: 14th October 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A landlord in Kings Langley is helping to raise funds to move one of the villages defibrillators into a better location.

Peter Dillingham, landlord of the Saracens Head, has been working with the cricket club to help move the defibrillator currently inside the cricket club.

The aim is that the defibrillator will be moved outside so a new protective case will be needed.

Peter said there are currently three defibrillators in the village and is helping to raise funds so this one can be moved and widely accessed.

He said: “As it is inside the cricket club currently, someone has to be there to open the cricket club for people to be able to use it.”

The case will cost around £700 and so far, Peter has collected £390 and is hoping to raise the rest by hosting a quiz night at The Saracens Head pub in Kings Langley on Sunday, November 22. 

Peter said this is partly a way to give back to the community for all the support he has received.

He said: “I’ve always tried to contribute to the community, people help us, and I want to help them in return.

“It will be a fun night and will hopefully raise the money needed.”

Tom Templeton, committee member of Kings Langley Cricket Club, said that they are grateful to Peter for his efforts to help get the defibrillator moved.

He said: “We originally got the defibrillator because one of our players, David Percy, died of a heart attack on the pitch, so it is a cause that is very close to our heart.

“We put it in the club because there is an electricity source and it does make sense to move it outside but with COVID we were really struggling to get the funds.”

To sign up for the quiz, contact Peter at The Saracens Head.

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