CROSSFLATTS has a new defibrillator.

The village society took delivery of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from the charity Cariad on Saturday.

It follows months of hard work raising funds from Easter egg hunts, big lunch tea parties, table top sales, open gardens and more.

The Ryshworth Club Committee agreed to host the AED and provide the electricity supply. They chose a suitable location on the front of the building directly under the club CCTV to ensure it was visible but protected.

Anthony Hamilton-Shaw from Cariad handed over the AED to electrician Gareth Ward, of Ward Security Integration, who swiftly installed a mains electrical supply to the heated cabinet which will ensure should outside temperatures fall the defibrillator will be protected.

Mr Hamilton-Shaw then delivered training on the AED as well as how to perform basic CPR.

Following the training for the society's committee, members invited Anthony back to offer training to anyone over the age of eight in the local community who would like to find out how to do CPR and use the device.

This will take place on Tuesday, September 25, at The Ryshworth Club, Keighley Road, Crossflatts at 6.30pm.

For more information on the training and how to get involved with the society there is a meeting at the club tomorrow 7-8.30pm.