3rd July 2018
The Countess of Chester Country Park saw the addition of an automated external defibrillator recently, thanks to a number of generous donations.
Located adjacent to the Countess of Chester Hospital, the park, which is managed by the Land Trust in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers, recently hosted the 100th parkrun at the site with over 20,000 runners getting involved since it first started in 2016.
It is the ambition of parkrun to have AED’s at every site they use and the installation was a result of significant donations by Councillor Matt Bryan and MBNA bank, which were matched by the British Heart Foundation.
As well as being there for the hundreds of participants of the weekly 5k at the park, the AED is installed outside the Ranger cabin and easily accessible for general users.
Land Trust estate manager, Sarah Palgrave-Neath, said:
“The addition of the AED to Countess of Chester is fantastic. The park is host to dog walkers, families, Nordic walkers and cyclists and to have the reassurance that should any emergency situations arise, we have the facility to help is really pleasing and I would like to thank everyone involved for making this happen.”
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