LIFE-SAVING equipment is to be bought for a village.
The defibrillator is being purchased for Middleton as a result of a successful fundraising campaign.
It took less than two months to raise the £2,500 needed to buy the HeartSafe item.
It will be housed outside the area’s Jubilee Hall on Elmer Road.
The venue was the site for the cheque’s handover which will enable the defibrillator to be bought by Middleton Parish Council for use on people who have suffered a cardiac arrest.
The £1,000 was presented by the Bognor Rotary and Lions clubs after a joint evening staged with the Elmer Entertainers in late January.
Presidents Peter Stemp, of the Rotary club, and the Lions’ David Oldland presented the cheque to council chairman Shirley Haywood. Parish councillor Christine Johnson was also present.
Mrs Haywood said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this amazing donation, which will enable the fund – with the other monies we have already received – to proceed straight away to buy the defibrillator.”
Mr Stemp said: “This was an excellent joint venture between the clubs.
“We would like to thank the Elmer Entertainers for putting on such a splendid show and enabling us to make this combined contribution towards the life-saving piece of equipment.”
The campaign’s success has encouraged the parish council to start saving towards a second defibrillator.
“This will be housed at the Elmer end of the parish and the fund will remain open to achieve that end,” she said.