KNUTSFORD’S First Responders have achieved a first in Cheshire East with their latest life-saving initiative.

The Knutsford Community First Responder Trust has installed a defibrillator for the Ashworth Park area of the town.

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The equipment is believed to be the first lamppost-fixed cabinet to appear in Cheshire East.

“We crowdfunded around the Ashworth Park area, leafleting 150 houses, and 34 residents donated to fund the cabinet and AED,” said trust chairman Sal Thompson.

“I would also like to say a big thank you to Cheshire East highways, who converted the lamppost electrics to charge the unit and fitted the cabinet for us.

“We will be leafletting the area again in the next few weeks to encourage residents to attend our Heartstart course, to learn how to save a life, how to use an AED and how to make a difference when it matters most.”

Anyone wanting to attend a course can do so via the trust’s website at

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