Adopted Telephone Box and the Defibrillator Project

Santon Downham parish council are absolutely delighted to advise its residents that the Brandon And District Rotary Club’s fun golfing day on Sunday, 28th June 2017 was a wonderful success.   The weather could not have been better and the day itself was great fun.

Before the day began, £450 had already been raised by the Rotary Club from, i believe local businesses.  This was an amazing start.   There were several village residents that turned up to participate in the golf itself and great support from the Rotary Club and others.  With the addition of a very successful raffle and  donations by village residents unable to participate in the golf, somewhere in the region of £1,600 was raised.  The Brandon And District Rotary Club decided not only to donate the whole of the day’s funds raised, but to add on to this and bring the total upto £1,800 which is approximately what the full defibrillator package will cost.  The Parish Council has been given a cheque and the defibrillator project has now been given the go ahead through community heartbeat who will fully oversee the project.

Some villagers have expressed concerns about how this will all work, and need not worry.  In the community heartbeat package is included a full training session that will be open to each and every village resident and this will be arranged and will take place in the village hall at a date that will be advised.   The issue of the locked cabinet and how this will work will be thoroughly explained.

With regard to the proposed little library, we have collected quite a few books already and have had many offers of books from villagers.  Once we have some idea as to when the defibrillator can be fitted the shelving will be sorted out and we hope to have a proper “opening” of same.

If anyone has any questions, please do ask one of your councillors or you can ring our chairman, Michael Mackender on 811681, or our parish clerk, Sylvia East on 815213