A COMMUNITY of park homes between Okehampton and North Tawton now has a lifesaving defibrillator in place after a successful fundraising campaign organised by one of the residents.

Kim Allsebrook, who lives on the park with her husband, has spent the past six months raising funds and making arrangements to install the lifesaving equipment.

After it was finally put up in the middle of the community for over 55s last week, she thanked everyone who contributed to the project.

The British Heart Foundation gave £600, half the cost of the defibrillator, with other donations from Okehampton Round Table, Okehampton Rotary Club, the Lions Club of Okehampton and Oaktree Parks, who run the site.

There were also donations from Brian and Heather Aldridge and the residents of The Beeches, and Cllr James McInnes, the county councillor for the area, who gave money from his locality grant. The Community Heartbeat Trust have insured the equipment.

Read the full story in this week’s Okehampton Times.