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Grimston Pott Row villagers, family, and councillors raise funds for community defibrillator in memory of Women’s Institute members





A group has raised money to buy a defibrillator, with additional funds given by Councillors Colin Manning, and Michael De Whalley, to honour the memory of two of its members.

An event called Just Desserts was held by Grimston and District Women’s Institute to honour Joan Twite, 89, and Julie Manning, 74.

Mary Roper, branch treasurer, said: “ At the start of the pandemic, one of the ladies from Grimston District WI had to go into hospital and unfortunately caught Covid and passed away and sadly, at the end of 2021, we lost another member, Julie Manning to cancer so we thought we would share the event for the two of them.”

The defibrillator is at the village hall in Grimston
The defibrillator is at the village hall in Grimston

The event, raffle and craft stall raised £1000 and a memorial plaque was made by Dewhursts Trophies and the defibrillator is on the wall of Grimston village hall.

There is also a defibrilator in the phone box near the shop which means there is one at each end of the village.

Family members of Joan Twite also made a donation towards the potentially life-saving equipment.

The plaque is in memory of Julie Manning and Joan Twite which was made by Dewhursts trophies
The plaque is in memory of Julie Manning and Joan Twite which was made by Dewhursts trophies

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