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BT Red Phone Box defibrillator
Defibrillator machines coming to communities' kiosks...
Five former BT red phone boxes are getting a heart-starting makeover after BT agreed to fund the installation of defibrillators in the former phone boxes.
The first kiosk to get a defibrillator is located in the village of Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire - the 1,500th red phone box to be adopted by a local community for £1 under BT's Adopt a Kiosk scheme, which kicked off back in 2008.
Pictured above is BT Payphones' Mark Johnson with Lower Slaughter Parish Council chair David Barnes and Richard Schofield from the Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT), a charity that provides defibrillator equipment to local communities.
BT has been working with the CHT to liaise with communities on installing defibrillators in former phone boxes. The telco is paying for the equipment and installation of the defibrillators into the five kiosks.
Lower Slaughter Cotswold Gloucestershire
Sheila Jeffery, Cotswold district councillor and representative on the Health Scrutiny Committee, said in a statement: "Lower Slaughter is a very beautiful but very busy Cotswold village, with a large number of visitors every year, and the kiosk really could help saves lives in the future."
The village of Lower Slaughter is pictured above.