Grant will help save lives in Roslin and Bilston

Roslin and Bilston Community First Responders use �468 donated by Scotmid to purchase of new Little Anne Manikins for their Heartstart and new volunteer courses. Pictured are some of the Responders with Patricia Edington, Scotmid membership and community manager, and Ian Miller, member of Scotmid's board of directors.
Roslin and Bilston Community First Responders use �468 donated by Scotmid to purchase of new Little Anne Manikins for their Heartstart and new volunteer courses. Pictured are some of the Responders with Patricia Edington, Scotmid membership and community manager, and Ian Miller, member of Scotmid's board of directors.

VILLAGE lifesavers have received a heartfelt grant from Scotmid.

Roslin and Bilston Community First Responders have put their £468 community grant award towards the cost of three Little Anne Manikins for their Heartstart and new volunteer courses. The First Responders put up £300 of their own funds to purchase the latest in specialist equipment.

Co-ordinator Jean Bassindale explained: “We picked up a leaflet in our local store and applied. It is an excellent scheme.”

Ian Miller, a member of Scotmid’s board of directors, said: “The society was delighted to be able to help out the First Responders, who do a tremendous job in getting there first. They have saved lives.”

Until recently, the Roslin and Bilston Community First Responders had been using equipment from the nearby Penicuik branch for training.