Jan Pilgrim, resident in Terrington, brought to the Parish Council the proposal that a defibrillator should be purchased and installed in the village available for use by anyone in need, be they living in the locality, visiting or just passing through. The Parish Council agreed with the very well reasoned arguement. The type of equipment was also presented by Jan following her research aided by her own medical background and backed-up afterwards by a professional paramedic who was also consulted about siting the device. The paramedic also agreed that Terrington is a very good place to install this equipment given our location.
So, then followed the question of how to pay for the defibrillator. North Yorkshire County Councillor, Clare Wood, suggested that we apply through her, for a grant from NYCC under an appropriate budget. This we have done and it has been approved to the tune of £750-. At their AGM, Terrington & Scackleton Over 60’s group kindly agreed to pledge a further £250- towards the project. The Parish Council have agreed to make up any shortfall and there are indications from others that some additional financial support could be forthcoming, reducing the amount that will come from our budget.
There are issues yet to overcome and be agree but it is hoped that a defibrillator will be coming to Terrington this year and be a permanently available community facility.