Community Funded Defib-kit is Unveiled at Dorridge Methodist Church
Dorridge Methodist Church recently celebrated their 60th Anniversary and in the process installed a community defibrillator on their church building.
An Occasion To Warm The Heart
Story taken from the Dorridge Methodist Church newsletter.
60 years ago a small group of Methodists met in a house in Dorridge - the start of a new church. Soon after, they moved into a temporary hut. 52 years ago, they moved again into their current building. So it was with a great sense of celebration and gratitude that Dorridge Methodist hosted a party on the afternoon of Saturday, 16th June, 2018, for friends, members, neighbours and the groups that meet regularly on the premises. The event was attended by over 200 people, and included, food- hog roast, salmon, cakes, drunks, ice cream and much more. There were activities for the children, live music, stalls and displays by the groups.
A key part of the day was the commissioning of a new defibrillator on the outside of the building by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Mrs Flo Nash, accompanied by her Consort, Alderman Alan Nash. The defibrillator was bought with funds raised by the church, and training was provided by the West Midlands Ambulance Service, for representatives from the community and groups meeting on the premises. (Training to use the defibrillator is not necessary, however, those who attended the session said it gave them more confidence if and when they needed to use it).
The Mayor also presented a prize to [a member of] the 3rd Dorridge Brownies who won the poster competition, and met many of the other guests.
Dorridge Methodist Church is proud of its history of helping peolpe feel they 'belong before they believe'. It is a church at the heart of the community, with the community at its heart. After 60 years of sharing and being Good News in the community, it would be fair to say this is now more than just a strapline - it is the reality. Here's to another 60 years (and more)!!