WE’VE DONE IT!
Funds have been raised to buy and install a defibrillator in Tingley after a successful joint campaign led by both WF3 Kindness and West Ardsley Action Group.
The campaign started on Sunday 22nd November and the target was set to try and raise enough funds before Christmas to buy a defibrillator to be installed outside the British Oak on Westerton Road.
In just over three weeks the community have come together and tonight the donations reached £1,500 thanks to some amazingly generous donations from members of the community including Nicola Beal, The British Oak and Kaygan Windows and the family of the late Tony Bathie.
The campaign has captured the hearts of many in the community including Mike Robinson who held a raffle of a beautiful aerial view canvas of the village and has since offered a donation of up to £15 from each canvas sold towards the cause.
Dan Frank from WF3 Kindness said: “The response to our campaign has been immense and I’d like to thank everyone for their generosity.
“A special thanks to Camille Leach from WAAG who is amazing, she’s driven this from the start and simply without her support we wouldn’t have achieved the target so quickly. This piece of equipment will undoubtedly save lives, right here in Tingley, every single person that has donated cash, shared the posts or helped with ideas can be very proud”
Camille Leach from West Ardsley Action Group said: “I’m so thankful to everyone who got on board to help us reach target so quickly. I’m proud to live in such a caring community where we look after each other, a community who can always be counted on when the call goes out asking for help”
WF3 Kindness and West Ardsley Action Group will now work together to order the defibrillator and get it installed, early next year.
The pair have already committed to continuing the project to buy another community defibrillator in another location within the village with Dan adding: “We have worked so well together and the appetite from so many in the community is there. We have been contacted by people suggesting locations for our next one so we will stick with it and hopefully announce the next objective soon”.
Members of the community can still donate to the WF3 Kindness charity: https://www.gofundme.com/…/wf3kindness…