Help at hand for heart attack victims

Harry and Trisha Frew of Cheviot Trees at the Foulden heart defibrillator
Harry and Trisha Frew of Cheviot Trees at the Foulden heart defibrillator

A new heart defibrillator outside Foulden Village Hall was unveiled last week after nine months’ intensive fundraising by the community with support from local businesses Cheviot Trees, TRS Ribbons, J Rutherford and Co and Peelham Farm. Partners in the venture with the village hall committee were the Borders-based charity Scottish Heart At Risk Testing. The defibrillator is available at any time for use on heart attack victims awaiting an ambulance.

The hall committee plans to hold a training session in cardiopulmonary resuscitation with NHS Borders’ paramedic team. Pictured beside the newly-installed defibrillator are Harry and Trisha Frew of Cheviot Trees.