Joint fundraiser sees defibrillator installed in park

Defibrillator installed in Wades Park, Princes Risborough
Defibrillator installed in Wades Park, Princes Risborough

A new defibrillator has been installed in Wades Park, Princes Risborough, following a joint fundraising campaign by Risborough Run in the Park and Risborough Rangers Junior Football Club.

More than £900 was raised at a fun run last year where more than 140 people took part and this total was topped up by a generous donation from local councillor David Knights and a grant from Princes Risborough Town Council.

The campaign has also received support from the town council, Risborough Springs and the local community centre, as well as the Rural Community Defibrillator Group who helped with the sourcing and installation.

An official ceremony to mark the opening of the Wades Park defibrillator took place on Saturday, July 9, during the Risborough Town Festival.

The ceremony was attended by Princes Risborough Mayor, Cllr Matthew Walsh, Charlotte Bradshaw, community centre, Cllr David Knights, Trevor Lynch, Risborough Run in the Park, Andrew Quigley, Risborough Rangers JFC chairman and Mark Tubb, Rural Community Defibrillator Group chairman.

The new lifesaving equipment is located on the side of the community centre in Wades Park, close to the sports field which is used on a regular basis by local sports teams including Risborough Rangers JFC, Risborough Run in the Park and residents.