TATTENHALL Community First Responder Group (TCFRG) has raised money for life-saving equipment to make the district a safer place for cardiac arrest victims.

A successful charity golf day and funding from Cheshire West and Chester Council has enabled the team to buy two defibrillators to be sited in Tattenhall and Burwardsley.

The Pheasant Inn at Higher Burwardsley is the chosen location for one of the defibrillators, where it was unveiled by Lord Mayor of Chester Neil Ritchie on Saturday, January 29.

Staff at The Pheasant are now potential lifesavers after getting training from TCFRG in how to operate the defibrillator and how to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Further training is to be provided for local residents.

TCFRG scheme coordinator Peter Radley said: “We are a group of volunteers who are sent to certain emergency calls in the local community by the North West Ambulance Service, giving life-saving treatment to patients before paramedics arrive.

“Our team is equipped with a defibrillator and we have seen first hand how essential it has been in saving lives.

“The community has been so kind to us in supporting all our fundraising activities so we wanted to give something back, which is why we decided to raise money for two more defibrillators for the area that we cover.

“Defibrillators can make the difference between life and death and are really easy to use.”

For more information on community first responders or the Tattenhall Group please visit www.tattenhallfr.org.uk.