Great news, Stapleford Community Group have been given permission to fundraise for a Community Defibrillator.

The Defibrillator will be installed at the new Co-Op Store on Hickings Lane on the site where The Jaguar once stood.

We now need to raise around £1300 before this can happen and to kick off the fundraising Dr John Doddy from the Hickings Lane Medical Centre has offered a very kind donation of £100.

This Friday (24th April) the Stapleford Sure Start Children’s Centre are holding a wear it red day and all proceeds will be donated to the fundraising.

Next month will see William Lilley Primary School hold a cake sale to raise funds for the Defibrillator and also Wadsworth Fields Primary School are also holding a wear it red day, again all funds will be donated towards the Community Defibrillator. The children at Wadsworth Fields Primary School will also receive a special assembly where they will hear about the Community Defibrillator and CPR, this will be attended by a member of East Midlands Ambulance (EMA) Service and Richard MacRae.

It’s such an important project and comes off the back of the CPR training we have been holding around Stapleford.

We would like to thank the British Heart Foundation who have been so helpful with this project.

The location has been chosen as it’s in between both Bramcote Park and the Ilkeston Road Recreation Group, it’s also outside a busy shopping precinct. So its an ideal spot, The Co-op kindly gave permission to have the device installed on their wall and will pay the running costs.

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Stapleford gathered to pay its respects at the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month and Remembered The Fallen. On this Armistice Day, we were called to gather on Walter Parker VC Square to Remember by a traditional summoning on the djembe.

As the meaning of djembe is said to be: ‘everyone gather together in peace’, it seemed appropriate for us to come together in peace and remember those who have fallen in the service of their country.

A wreath was laid in memory of the Unknown Soldier by retired service personnel and children from Sparkle Day Nursery, (right) laid a wreath, representing the young people of the Town.

The Rev. Susan Holmes, the local Methodist Minister, led the prayers and the Salvation Army played the Last Post.
Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Ray Darby, officially represented the Town and welcomed Past Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Mrs Iris White, Local Nottinghamshire County Councillor, Cllr Mrs Jacky Williams, together with representatives of Veterans Organisations, Nottinghamshire Police, fellow Councillors, and people of the Town.

Following this Act of Remembrance, Ray was delighted to welcome those in attendance to the Carnegie Centre for morning coffee.
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