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Defibrillator Installed at Guildford’s JD Wetherspoons Pub

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at the JD Wetherspoons pub in Guildford’s Rodboro Buildings.

Members of Guildford Lions Club, councillors, staff from Experience Guildford and supporters at the installation of the defibrillator at Wetherspoons pub in Guildford. Photo by Alistair Wilson.

The defibrillator is one of a number publically accessible in the town centre, which could potentially save lives in an emergency.

It is fully automatic, which means anyone can use it safely regardless of whether or not they have been trained. It has been installed via a partnership between Guildford Lions, Guildford Borough Council and Experience Guildford.

The president of Guildford Lions, Deric Quaile, said: “As part of the Lions International Centenary celebrations, Lions Clubs in the South East are supporting the acquisition and installation of at least 100 defibrillators across Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

“This is the 104th defibrillator supported by the Lions in the South East counties, thus surpassing the Centennial target.”

Guildford Borough Councillor, Iseult Roche, lead councillor for Project Aspire, health, safeguarding and sport said: “It’s a great example of partners working together to provide potentially life-saving equipment which could be essential in an emergency. ”

Amanda Masters from Experience Guildford, added: “We are very pleased to be involved with this project. Town centre safety is one of the key areas of our business plan, and with our partnership approach to the Purple Flag this can only be a welcome addition to the safety of our evening and night time visitors.”

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