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.