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27th May, 2022

New life-saving defib installed at Droitwich's Wands centre

THERE is now lifesaving equipment on the Wands Centre, Farmers Way, next to Westlands First School, thanks to Droitwich AED and Fortis Living.

Droitwich AED group which began its campaign 15 months ago to get as many 24/7 accessible defibrillators put in the town as it could.

In January last year there were none and there are now 24 in and around town.

Tanya Japel from Wands, which is run by Action for Children, said: “We are really pleased to support this scheme, giving the community a better chance of saving lives.

“Working in partnership with Droitwich AED we will be offering free two-hour basic life support training sessions although the dates still have to be confirmed.”

She thanked the AED group for raising the funds and Chris Leigh and Darren Harrison from Fortis Living for installing it.

A Fortis Property Care spokesperson said: “We were happy to help with the installation of the defib at the WANDS centre as there is a high number of Fortis Living properties on the Westlands estate.

“City Electrical Factors (Malvern) kindly donated all the electrical equipment required to fit the defib unit.”

For more on Wands, the defib or the training, call 01905 827391.

Call Pete Richards on 01905 796 767 or 07957 214101 or email him at for more information.

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