Midlothian group reaches appeal target

Appeal from the Heart
Appeal from the Heart

Roslin and Bilston Community First Responders are toasting the success of their recent coffee morning.

The venture raised just over £300 meaning the group has reached its target to purchase a public access defibrillator for Roslin and Bilston.

Co-ordinator Jean Bassindale said: “Our coffee morning was well supported. Fundraising will continue to purchase wall boxes and more defibrillators.”

She added that the appeal had been boosted by a £210 donation from Roslin resident Ms Chrys Schlapak, which she had raised at private events.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Government has launched a £1 million scheme so defibrillators will be installed at every NHS dental practice across Scotland.