New Life Saving Kit On Portland

Defib Cyclecinno

Published at 7:43am 10th February 2017. (Updated at 8:46am 10th February 2017)

The Cyclecinno cafe in Easton has just been fitted with state of the art defibrillator which anyone can use in a crisis.

There's a new piece of kit on Portland which could help save a person's life.

The Cyclecinno cafe in Easton has just been fitted with state of the art defibrillator which anyone can use in a crisis.

It came after more than £3,000 was raised by cyclists who took part in a marathon charity ride last summer.

Adam Bayliss, owner of the cafe, told Wessex FM: "I was immensely proud of all those who took part.  The defibrillator is a completely automatic system, all people have to do is get it out of the box and put the pads on someone's chest. You just have to be confident to grab it and trust that it will save lives."

In the Sumer of 2016, Cycleccino on Portland held a Charity Sportive in aid of funding a 24hour Public Access Community Defibrillator.  The riders on the day completed routes of 30miles, 60 miles, 100 miles throughout the beautiful and often hilly Dorset Countryside.

Cycleccino were aided in their fundraising by a number of local companies who donated prizes and services for a raffle.  These businesses included Elite Hairdressing, Ian Burden Butchers, No29 Fresh Vegetable shop, The Hotel Aqua, and the local COOP.  Dan Bristow provided his time to take photographs of all the riders throughout the day.

The defibrillator itself was funded by Cycleccino, the donations and sponsorship of riders, and the raffle.  It has been provided by The Community Heartbeat Trust.  It was installed by Tom Manning Electricals, who donated their time and materials for this.

The defibrillator is now live and is located outside Cycleccino in Easton.  Should it need to be used in an emergency, dial 999 and speak with the Ambulance Service.  Training is being planned to familiarise locals with the use of Automatic Defibrillators.

Adam Bayliss, the Owner of Cycleccino would like to personally thank all those involved in this Community project, including all those who helped or cycled on the day including the members of Portland Rotary Club.

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