The Brompton AED is officially opened

Brompton-by-Sawdon’s red telephone box is now providing a new life-saving service for local residents with the installation of a community Public Access Defibrillator (cPAD).

Following decommission by BT, the Village Hall Committee saw the opportunity to give the red telephone box a new lease of life and took ownership of it from the Parish Council. Coupled with generous help from volunteers and local business WKF, the phone box has been completely refurbished to house a cPAD.

The official launch of the cPAD in the village took place on Saturday 4 April 2015 when the Chairman of Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust, Ms Della M Cannings QPM, cut a ribbon across the door of the telephone box located outside the Village Hall.

Funds to purchase the defibrillator have been donated to the village by the George Bairstow Charitable Trust (GBCT).

The cPAD will be provided and maintained by the Community Heartbeat Trust. In the event of an emergency, the 999 emergency ambulance call handler will advise villagers on when and how to use it.


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Phone Box off for repair

The telephone box which is to house the first defibrillator donated to a community by the George Bairstow Charitable Trust has been removed and is off for renovation. The Trust would like to thank local business WFK for their support.

Brompton by Sawdon defibrillator update

Plans are well advanced for the installation of a defibrillator for community use in Brompton. The village has ‘adopted’ the now redundant red telephone box from BT, which is now being renovated and refurbished with the help of enthusiastic volunteers and generous local businesses. Watch this space for more news of the installation

Brompton-by-Sawdon Village Fete

George spent many of his holidays at Brompton, staying with his grandmother or in the Bairstow holiday home.  One of the first decisions the GBCT made was to install a defibrillator in the village.  In anticipation of this, the Trust ran a stand at the annual village fete to give attendees an introduction to first aid and a chance to see a defibrillator in action.  The fete attracted around 300 people, both locals and holiday makers, with many taking a keen interest in the demonstrations held by the volunteers Chris Monk, Nat Johnson, Gav Little, Matthew Leopold and Nicola Helme.


Walking the Lairig Ghru

George’s cousin Caroline Dalzell along with husband Ross walked the Lairig Ghru, a mountain pass through the Cairngorms of Scotland.  The 21-mile walk stretches from Deeside in the south to Strathspey in the north, climbing to nearly 3,000 feet.  Caroline and Ross did the walk in memory of George and successfully raised over £1000 for the Trust.

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