A new public access defibrillator has been installed at the Seagrove Pavilion at Seagrove Recreation Ground in Seaview, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a local woman.
This life-saving unit is now available for all groups and clubs using the busy pavilion and sports ground, as well as providing public access.
The funds to enable The Seagrove Pavilion Trust to provide this defibrillator were raised by Sheran Brown, a Seaview resident, who completed a sponsored walk around the Isle of Wight over the unseasonably hot Easter weekend. The walk was completed in memory of a close friend who died from a cardiac event.
A total of £2,615 has been raised by her friends, family, user groups and the local community. This has enabled the Trust to purchase the unit along with training provided by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service. The amount raised has also enabled the Trust to provide for the cost of additional training, installation and maintenance of the defibrillator at the pavilion.
Sheran has been most grateful to the Seagrove Pavilion Trust for allowing her to fundraise on their behalf and permit the installation at the pavilion for the benefit of all local residents and users. This has enabled her to honour the memory of her friend that she lost, whilst also providing a vital piece of life-saving emergency equipment for the community.
The trust would like to thank Sheran and everyone who gave so generously towards this most valuable project.