Two Defibrillators part funded by our Rotary Club have been installed at Coate Water and Lydiard Country Park. The defibrillators are part of a project run by SALVE (Save a Life Volunteering), Salve being Latin for ‘good health’.
Salve was set up in 2011 by former Thamesdown Rotarian Roddy Marshall and Dr William McCrea who is the consultant cardiologist at the Great Western Hospital, this lifesaving scheme is also supported by Swindon Borough Council.
Richard Goddard, Rotary President 2013 to 2015, unveiled the Coate Water defibrillator together with Dr McCrea and the 2014-15 Swindon Mayor Teresa Page.
The Club’s hope is that these incredible pieces of high tech equipment will never be used, but if the need does arise, then the funding for the defibrillators will have been well worth the effort. This is another valuable way that Thamesdown Rotary is helping the community of Swindon.