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Butes Centre defibrillator funded by Rock the Rock

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ALDERNEY’S Rock the Rock charity has funded the installation of a defibrillator at the Butes Centre.

Alderney Rock Trust volunteers and the new defibrillator at the Butes Centre.

It means the busiest parts of the island now have the life-saving device within reach.

Rock the Rock, which raises money for Alderney charities via concerts, paid £2,500 for the defibrillator.

Previously the charity had paid for a defibrillator to be installed at the football pitch.

In town there are now defibrillators at Lloyd’s Bank, the Visitor Information Centre and at the Butes Centre, where many Alderney Week activities take place plus activities such as cricket, Pilates and dance.

‘By the time you had run up to the Visitor Centre you would probably need one yourself,’ said Dougal Bohan.

‘Because so many activities take place here, we thought it was an appropriate place to station one. It’s something for the whole community.’

Over the past six years the Alderney Rock Trust has raised around £105,000 for island charities.

‘I think people support us so strongly because all the money raised goes back to different organisations and charities on the island.’

This year’s Rock the Rock concert takes place on Wednesday 8 August from 6pm. A string of the UK’s most popular tribute acts will get the Butes rocking, among them HRH, described as the ultimate live Queen stage show, The Madhouse Brothers – a Madness tribute act, Robbie Williams, AKA Mike Andrew, the Jailhouse Blues Brothers and local covers band The Fling.

Tickets are available from the Alderney Centre and the Visitor Information Centre.

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