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.