Saving lives in Bowden

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Towards the end of last year, Selkirk-based Scottish H.A.R.T. received a huge boost from NHS Borders when almost 50 defibrillators were gifted to the charity.

Almost all of these life-saving machines have now been installed in village halls, sports clubs and public places. The latest defibrillator to be handed over was in Bowden where the village committee, village hall committee and Brunton Trust came together to make the case for this facility and have members of the public trained in saving lives.

Charity founder Wilma Gunn, second from left, handed over the machine and its external heated cabinet to Lord Sanderson of Bowden, chairman of the trust, second from right. Also in the picture is Dr John Gaddie and village committee chair Sarah Gant.