Chapelton Adds Life-saving Equipment Following Fundraising Events

We’re delighted to announce that Chapelton has added a new piece of life-saving piece of equipment to the community following a hugely successful fundraising effort.

A defibrillator device, which is able to restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart should someone’s heart suddenly stop, is now located in the centre of town after funds were raised from an online escape room event.

The event, arranged in lieu of physical events cancelled due to the current pandemic, proved to be a runaway success with more than 130 teams taking part.

As well as the money raised from the escape room event generous donations were also made by local businesses including Newtonhill Pharmacy, Newtonhill Football Club and our very own Teacake, and were topped up by money raised during the hugely successful Chapelton Scarecrow Festival.

Charlotte Litherland-Moir (with Elsie) and Isla Abel

Isla Abel lives in Chapelton and helped lead the fundraising for the purchase of the defibrillator spoke of her delight saying “a defibrillator is a crucial life-saving device that can make a huge difference should it be required. With the Chapelton community quickly growing we felt having this piece of equipment in the town was becoming more and more necessary and we are really pleased to now have it situated in the heart of the town.

“So many people came together during lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions to help organise and take part in these great fun events that resulted in the necessary funds being raised. I would really like to thank everyone who helped to purchase the defibrillator, including the generous local businesses.”

The defibrillator device is located outside The Hut building in the centre of Chapelton and is registered on The Circuit, meaning that anyone who requires access can receive the necessary code by dialing 999. A number of other events have taken place this year and are due to happen in coming months which will continue to raise funds for other local causes and charities.