A new Public Access Automatic External Defibrillator has been installed at St Andrews Methodist Church on Weyhill Road. The defibrillator has been provided by members of the church with aid from the Test Valley Borough Councillors Community Grant Scheme.
On Sunday 1st September, the members of the church welcomed their new Minister, Revd. Andy Fitchet, who takes over pastoral care for both St Andrews and Bridge Street Methodist Churches in Andover, with afternoon tea. After which Revd. Fitchet dedicated the new defibrillator, praying that it would never be needed but that it would help save the lives of those that may need it.
The equipment was donated by the members of St Andrews church in memory of Tony Brooks, who had suggested that the church provide a defibrillator. The church members felt that it was a suitable memorial to Tony, who had dedicated his life to helping others as a nurse, a paramedic and as a trainer of paramedics.
Part of the cost of the defibrillator was met by a grant from Test Valley Borough Council Councillor Community Grant Scheme with the support of the Millway Ward councillors.
Pictured are (L to R): Mrs. Rachel Brooks, Councillor Allison Watts (TVBC Millway), Revd. Andy Fitchet and Councillor Michael James (Andover TC St. Marys).