St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk is pleased to share the news that they have recently installed an automated external defibrillator at St Mary’s Church Whitkirk Community Centre. This life-saving equipment is now available to the local community 24/7, and in an emergency can be accessed quickly with a 999 call.

Sudden cardiac arrest can strike at any time. Having an AED available within three minutes – when combined with CPR – can buy essential time for the emergency services to arrive and bring the chances of survival from 6% to over 70%.

Members of the public wishing to help cover the cost of the ongoing maintenance of this vital equipment should visit to find out more.

Anybody suspecting a cardiac arrest should always call 999 before anything else, where the ambulance service can share the code needed to access the AED.