Hornton now has its community defibrillator thanks to funding from the big lottery funding and the application skills of Shotteswell postmistress Val Ingram.
Mrs Ingram has now helped to obtain funds for this lifesaving equipment for three villages. Ambulanceman Dick Tracey came from Witney to run a training session to teach volunteers how to use the device. Pictured third from left is Paul Burden, brother of the late Roger Burden to whom the defibrillator is dedicated. “Roger died only three weeks away from his wedding. All of his organs were donated and it seems a nice way to remember him by having his name on the dedication plate,” said Mrs Ingram. “He was a keen cricket player and a loving soul who got on with everyone so his death was keenly felt by all.”