Adam appeal is continuing help in boy’s memory

The Mayor of Garstang, Coun. Graham Sailsbury, Pam Bailey, James Mullin, Winny Swanwick and the Mayoress of Garstang Mrs Kathy Sailsbury at the unveiling of the new defrillator in Cherestanc Square.

The Mayor of Garstang, Coun. Graham Sailsbury, Pam Bailey, James Mullin, Winny Swanwick and the Mayoress of Garstang Mrs Kathy Sailsbury at the unveiling of the new defrillator in Cherestanc Square.

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The ADAM appeal is continuing to grow in support and amenities as two new defibrillators have been unveiled.

The appeal was funded in memory of Adam Swanwick who tragically died from a heart attack aged 28 and aims to raise funds to provide cardiac defibrillators to schools, colleges, sports halls and community venues.

And now two new defibrillators have been unveiled, one in Cherestanc Square in Garstang town centre and another in St Michael’s on Wyre School.

The defibrillator in Cherestanc Square was unveiled last week by the Mayor and Mayoress of Garstang, Graham, and Kathy Salisbury.

Pam Bailey, sister in law of Adam and trustee of the 
ADAM appeal was also in attendance alongside Adam’s family, trustee Jonathan Mullin, town Councillor Sandra Perkins and Booths assistant manager Jonathan.

Pam said: “We are very proud to be able to provide these defibrillators and would like to thank the lovely people of Garstang for their continued support and generous fund-raising, from sponsored events to individual donations, so a huge thank you to all who have donated to our little charity and who have allowed us to place this here.

“To date we have provided training to over 250 people through NWAS and the Red Cross and are very keen to place as many defibrillators in the community as possible in order that should one ever be needed it be available to hopefully make a difference.”

The ADAM appeal have already put up 32 defibrillators and 4 CPAD’s in Garstang and surrounding areas in the past two years with the latest being housed in an external cabinet on the front of St Michaels on Wyre school.

The defibrillator comes after fund raising by the school and donations from families and organisations will be available to anyone in the village and access will be permitted by the emergency services, following a 999 call, if it is required. Next week Cabus Village Hall will also be receiving a defibrillator.

If anybody is interested in applying for a defibrillator through the Adam appeal they can complete an application form via the website www.theadamappeal.co.uk or contact: theadamappeal@hotmail.co.uk to discuss fund-raising ideas or any defibrillator queries.