A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money to replace two community defibrillators which were stolen from Newtonhill.
The defibrillators were stolen earlier this month from where they were stored outside the Newtonhill pharmacy, and outside Tesco.
Trossachs Search and Rescue have since come forward and offered to loan the village two debrilliators until they can be replaced. Led by chair of the Newtonhill Village Association, Alannah Cooper, an online Justgiving page has been set up to raise the £3,500 needed to replace the potentially life-saving equipment.
She said: “Our life-saving defibrillators were recently taken and we are asking for you help to replace them.
“Despite our transport links it can easily take 20 minutes for a first responder to reach us. Defibrillators are vital to our community and the Newtonhill Village Association is therefore asking for your help to replace them as quickly as possible.
“We have been generously offered a loan of two Defibrillators from Trossachs Search and Rescue, while we work to raise funds. The cost of replacing and securing both defibrillators is around £3500 (inclusive of VAT).
“We are asking for your help to raise this money as quickly as possible. Every penny could help save a life.”
£760 of the total has already been raised.
To make a donation visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Newtonhill-Defibrillators?utm_id=107&utm_term=XR9298zvG