A defibrillator has been installed at a community hall thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club.

The Rotary Club of Dartmouth made a contribution which enabled the defibrillator to be placed on the external wall of Townstal Community Hall in Davis Road.

Rotarian, John Pryke Smith said: “Our thanks go to the generosity of the Dartmouth public for supporting the various Rotary fund raising events held during the year which have enabled this.”

Malcolm Matthews for the Dartmouth Community Defibrillator Fund said: “The fund was set up in 2015 to purchase and place defibrillators and cabinets in Dartmouth and at present there are three-at Marks & Spencer’s store, Townstal Community Hall and the Guildhall in Victoria Road.

All defibrillators are accessed via the emergency services on 999 and someone will allocate the closest defibrillator and supply a code if it is necessary.

The charitable fund is administered by a committee who fund raise to cover the ongoing cost of insurance and replacement pads.

Malcom added: "The committee would like to thank charities, businesses and the general public for their support.”

For information on a demonstration of how a defibrillator works or to make a donation please contact Malcolm Matthews on 07815852737.