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Clitheroe business woman raises money for life-saving kit

Lancashire Telegraph: Ann-Marie Williams hands a defibrillator to 11-year-olds, from left, Ciara Biggs, Tilly Ray, Oscar Rowley and Joel Blackledge Ann-Marie Williams hands a defibrillator to 11-year-olds, from left, Ciara Biggs, Tilly Ray, Oscar Rowley and Joel Blackledge

A CLITHEROE business woman and 34 companies have clubbed together to raise more than £2,000 to buy live-saving equipment.

Ann-Marie Williams, 36, who own Clitheroe Decorating Centre, decided to take on the challenge to buy a defibrillator for St Michael and St John’s Primary School where her two children are pupils.

But the amount raised means they have been able to buy four of the devices for the Ribble Valley.

The businesses all contributed prizes to a raffle including a computer, three personal training sessions and a £100 holiday voucher.

Three life-saving devices will be placed in Clitheroe at the catholic club, the primary school and at the catholic church, while another will be given to Sabden.

Mrs Williams, who runs the business with her husband Brian, said: “It’s so important for defibrillators to be in easily accessible locations in rural towns and villages.

“You always hear of sad stories from up and down the country about people dying on the street because there wasn’t a defibrillator.

“This is really a thank you to the school and I hope they never have to get used.

“It was unbelievable that so many businesses wanted to get involved and their generosity was outstanding.”

It comes after the town council announced plans in April to put a machine in the town centre and the Clitheroe Rotary Club is also set to put two in the town.

Rotary Club president David Bleazard said: “It’s great that the town is getting so many defibrillators and there can never be enough.

“They save people’s life and are so important to have around, especially in the Ribble Valley.

“I don’t think these are going to be the last that we see being installed in the town.”

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10:12pm Wed 19 Jun 13

mavrick says...

nothing to do with this story but why have coed for thmments been disallowed on the starving Blackburn man. This is a national outrage. I hope those who voted for this are proud of themselves.
nothing to do with this story but why have coed for thmments been disallowed on the starving Blackburn man. This is a national outrage. I hope those who voted for this are proud of themselves. mavrick
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10:14pm Wed 19 Jun 13

mavrick says...

nothing to do with this story but why have comments been disallowed on the starving Blackburn man. This is a national outrage. I hope those who voted for this are proud of themselves.
nothing to do with this story but why have comments been disallowed on the starving Blackburn man. This is a national outrage. I hope those who voted for this are proud of themselves. mavrick
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12:02am Thu 20 Jun 13

2 for 5p says...

NIce little smoke screen there for a free advert Ann maree
NIce little smoke screen there for a free advert Ann maree 2 for 5p
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12:21am Thu 20 Jun 13

willie eckerslike says...

2 for 5p wrote:
NIce little smoke screen there for a free advert Ann maree
well it is in the ribble valley, that other business that has the manaquuin gets free adverts all the time.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: NIce little smoke screen there for a free advert Ann maree[/p][/quote]well it is in the ribble valley, that other business that has the manaquuin gets free adverts all the time. willie eckerslike
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8:17am Thu 20 Jun 13

MJA says...

Why would you have 3 in one small area of town. Why not spread them around? How many of the 3 would be easily accesible out of hours?
Why would you have 3 in one small area of town. Why not spread them around? How many of the 3 would be easily accesible out of hours? MJA
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8:43am Thu 20 Jun 13

anotheroneofthe6000 says...

“It was unbelievable that so many businesses wanted to get involved and their generosity was outstanding.”

Am I reading this wrong, or does it really equate to 35 companies giving an average of 60 quid each????
“It was unbelievable that so many businesses wanted to get involved and their generosity was outstanding.” Am I reading this wrong, or does it really equate to 35 companies giving an average of 60 quid each???? anotheroneofthe6000
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12:01am Fri 21 Jun 13

2 for 5p says...

anotheroneofthe6000 wrote:
“It was unbelievable that so many businesses wanted to get involved and their generosity was outstanding.” Am I reading this wrong, or does it really equate to 35 companies giving an average of 60 quid each????
Yes your right they just want to get there busness names advertised
[quote][p][bold]anotheroneofthe6000[/bold] wrote: “It was unbelievable that so many businesses wanted to get involved and their generosity was outstanding.” Am I reading this wrong, or does it really equate to 35 companies giving an average of 60 quid each????[/p][/quote]Yes your right they just want to get there busness names advertised 2 for 5p
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