cPad – Community Defibrillator

cPad – Our Community Defibrillator

Kerry has some more news on the Community Defibrillator, first mentioned here earlier this year:

In February  we posted an article on about the proposed introduction of a cPad or community defibrillator. Seven months later we are pleased to say that the defibrillator has been delivered and it is hoped will be installed into its new home, in the phone box by the end of October.

The delay has predominantly been due to the fact that after highlighting that the phone box would be the most suitable site within the village, BT had to go through a consultation period before the phone box could be signed over to the village community. This has now been done and the phone box should also be receiving its new coat of paint shortly.

Fundraising for this project has been made very easy for us due to the fact that the GVFB agreed to fund the initial purchase price. This was a fantastically generous thing to do and we are very grateful.

Going forward, we will be organising some training for this equipment (we believe we are able to offer it for up to 50 people initially), but will post more details here as and when dates have been arranged.

We will also be looking for volunteers to help with the ongoing governance of the cPad. This isn’t as scary as it sounds and enables us to ensure the defibrillator is in full working order, should it ever be required.

We will also be asking for a small financial contribution from other groups within our community, to cover the small cost of maintenance (new batteries & gel pads).

If you feel that you may be able to help with any of the above, please email us at

We hope that we will we be posting some pictures of the grand unveiling very soon!”