Bovis Homes donates defibrillator to Chinnor community

15 August 2018

Liz Folley and Hollie Lockhart
Liz Folley with regional marketing manager Hollie Lockhart 
Life-saving apparatus has been donated to the Chinnor Community by a local house builder, making sure that the right equipment will be close at hand if needed in an emergency by members of the public.

Bovis Homes has given a defibrillator to Chinnor Parish Council, which could one day mean the difference between life and death.

“We believe defibrillators are essential pieces of kit for communities and we now have them located at all of our sites and in our regional offices,” says James Dunne, Managing Director for Bovis Homes’ Southern Counties region. “We hope that there’ll never be a need to use the defibrillator, but it’s reassuring to know that it is available, and you cannot underestimate how important this apparatus could be for someone.”

A defibrillator delivers an electronic current through the chest which aims to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm. The chance of survival decreases by 23% per minute following a cardiac arrest.

“Chinnor Parish Council is very grateful for the recent donation of a defibrillator from Bovis Homes,” says Liz Folley, Chinnor Parish Council Clerk. “To ensure that we have an even distribution of defibrillators, this one will be placed at the Chinnor Railway Station, Station Road. Thanks to both Chinnor First Responders and Bovis Homes for their generous support of this project.”

Bovis Homes is building in Chinnor at their Chiltern View location, selling from Parkers Estate Agents in Thame, and they will be opening the doors to their new show homes later this year.

“We’re delighted to be joining the Chinnor community,” says James. “We’re looking forward to welcoming local people to our sales centre when it opens, and seeing this new part of the community flourishing as residents begin to move into their new homes.”

For more about Bovis Homes and Chiltern View, visit www.bovishomes.co.uk