VILLAGERS in Trawden are busy raising money for a life saving defibrillator which can be used by anyone to help heart attack victims.

The £3,000 machine "speaks" to the user giving instructions on how to operate it and it will be kept in local shops, post office or even the pub.

A coffee morning and bric-a-brac stall were held in the village community centre to raise funds towards the £3,000 cost of the machine.

The event was organised by the surgery committee which in recent years has raised around £20,000 to provide equipment which would not normally be provided in a village or small town surgery.

Chairman Harry Ellis said: "The idea of the defibrillator is that it can be used by anyone in the village in an emergency."