A NEW emergency defibrillator has been installed in Micheldever Station following recent fundraising efforts.

The team at the Dove Inn – landlords Charlie and Jo with their children Oliver and Victoria along with chef Liam, Marzena and their son Kacper spent a number of Saturdays over lockdown providing a socially distanced car wash for local people.

They raised £1,400 towards the cost of an emergency defibrillator for the village which has now been installed outside the pub and registered with the emergency services.

Online training has been provided for local people on using the defibrillator in an emergency, and it is hoped to have in person training when possible.

Andy Adams, Micheldever parish councillor thanked all those who had helped, adding: “It is great to have a positive story coming out of the recent challenges. The team at the Dove worked really hard to provide an important new facility that the village has lacked. Whilst we hope it may never be needed, the local community are very grateful that it is here if it is.”

Charity London Hearts also gave a £200 discount so it is able to buy the defibrillator.

It included an AED battery, carry case, two sets of AED pads, two AED starter kits, laminated AED wall sign, free defibrillator awareness and CPR training session for up to 50 people.