Seckford Foundation provides funds towards life-saving defibrillator on Woodbridge riverside
Seckford Foundation has donated £1,170 towards a defibrillator on the Woodbridge riverside for the local community, in co-operation with Woodbridge Riverside Trust.
The life-saving device has been installed at the river end of The Longshed, on Whisstocks Place in Woodbridge. Funding for the unit was provided by the Seckford Foundation and East Suffolk District Council, with Woodbridge Riverside Trust funding the cabinet.
Woodbridge is one of the most recent Suffolk towns to receive a public defibrillator, and the unit’s location at The Longshed makes it convenient for the community, in a prominent, high-footfall area.
Clive Schlee, Chair of the Seckford Foundation, said:
“I am delighted that the Seckford Foundation has been able to support the community of Woodbridge by providing this life-saving defibrillator.
“It is important to the Foundation that we do all that we can to assist and work with our local community. Whilst we hope that there will be no need to call the device into action, it is a valuable safeguard for our town, in case the worst should ever happen.”
Bryan Knibbs, Chairman of Woodbridge Riverside Trust, adds: ” The Woodbridge riverside Trust is delighted to be able to install a defibrillator at the Longshed with financial help from the Seckford Foundation.”
The Longshed is a maritime heritage initiative at the heart of the Woodbridge community, dedicated to the region’s outstanding maritime heritage and riverside environment. It is home to an exciting range of events and long-term projects, from boat-building and tapestry-making, to festivals, exhibitions and performances.
To find out more about the Woodbridge Riverside Trust, go to www.woodbridgeriversidetrust.org/