Villagers’ appeal fund success
A village pub is now home to life-saving medical equipment after a fund-raising campaign involving musicians from the borough was successful.
Fund-raisers hit the right note as they successful got together enough money to buy a defibrillator to put in the Eagle and Child in Billinge.
Pub manager Derek Garland wanted to bring the vital equipment, which can shock a heart which has suffered cardiac arrest into re-starting, as he previously worked in Horwich where several watering holes had them.
Local band The VC got involved as one of their members lives in the area and the musicians helped... read more
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