Trustees of The War Memorial Hall were privileged to take delivery of Canvey’s 14th Defibrillator.
This was made possible by a very generous donation from long-term Canvey resident Sylvia Peters, who commemorated the life saving equipment to her late Husband Colin Peters and her late Grandson Joss Peters.
Custodian of the Defibrillator and S.A.D representative for the day Mick Allwood said, “This is a very special piece of equipment and has been proven to save lives. When Mrs. Peters came to me after a demonstration I did at the local Conservative Club and offered to fund one, I thought of no better place than The War Memorial Hall. She and her late husband used to frequently support functions and events held there. With the generosity of Canvey electrician, Scott Somerville, the Defibrillator was installed for free.”
The morning was attended by the Peters family, together with the Hall Trustees and Guest Freedom of the Borough Ray Howard MBE.
The Memorial Hall Trustees were delighted with the donation and also marked the first week of the Hall opening since March, and now Covid-ready, has started to invite regular hirers back under strict Government Covid guidelines. The Hall relies upon hirers and donations to keep it maintained.