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LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATOR INSTALLED AT ST HELENS DUVER

L-R: Cllr John Coleman, Rory Stephens (Old Mill Caravan Park), Paul Knowlson (Baywatch), Cllr Victoria Duckett, and Richie Knowlson (Baywatch)

St Helens Parish Council have marked National ‘Restart A Heart Day’ with the installation of a new defibrillator at the Duver.

The Parish Council have invested £15,000 in upgrading the Duver public toilets, as well as additional amenities such as recycling bins, alongside mechanical beach cleaning and renovation of public benches. The installation of the defibrillator is part of the overall Duver Project.

Parish Chairman John Coleman said:

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“We would like to thank Paul, Richie and his team at Baywatch, Rory, Hughie and colleagues at Old Mill Caravan Park, for their continued support of this and other Duver projects during the year – without their help much of what has been achieved would not have been possible”.

St Helens are also developing a Heritage Trail, in association with the local primary school and historical society, which highlights the old church, fort and history of the Duver. It is being funded by a Down To The Coast lottery grant.

Cllr Coleman added:

“We have arranged for training on the use of the defibrillator for the local school, as well as local volunteers, as part of an ongoing commitment to improving community facilities within the limited resources of the Parish”.

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