Scout leader offers free defibrillator training

With a new defibrillator installed on the Manchester bound platform at the station, Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group are delighted to receive a kind offer of training on its use for interested local people.

Alderley Edge Scout Group Leader, Kelly Windram has kindly offered to deliver defibrillator and CPR training as part of the local Scouts Groups Queen's Jubilee commitment to do '70 good deeds for 70 people'.

The training will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd May at the Scout Hall on Talbot Lane for a group of up to 12 people. Further sessions may be arranged at a future date if there is a strong level of interest.

Bookings are now being taken on a first come, first served basis by emailing Kelvin Briggs

Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group have also raised over £590 via a 'Just Giving" appeal in just 3 days to raise funds to replace an artwork defaced beyond repair by vandals at the station last week.

Group Chair, Kelvin Briggs said "We were overwhelmed by local residents generosity and positive response. Not only did our on-line appeal exceed our expectations, but we also had further donations to us from local business folk who appreciate what we do at the station. The artist Eamonn Murphy and the manufacturer and installer of the digital print, The Sign Bridge Company, gave us some valuable help on the final cost, Big thanks to everyone."

"We have been able to replace the artwork and add another new work on the platform. It's an iconic view of the Edge! We now have four works on the platform for the enjoyment of travellers and visitors to the station. We managed to recycle a portion of the damaged works to make a small piece we plan to erect soon"

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