A concert in Rosslyn Chapel, featuring the Chamber Choir of Heriot Watt University, has raised £600 to support the Roslin and Bilston First Responders’ plan to have a public access defibrillator available in the village of Roslin.
Over 70 people enjoyed the concert, entitled Excelsior per cantum – ‘the best of their age’ with the choir singing a range of pieces of sacred music from Rome spanning the early and mid-Renaissance era.
Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said ‘I am delighted that the concert has raised as much as £600, which will significantly boost the appeal to have this life-saving equipment available in the village. Thanks go the choir for performing such an excellent programme and to all who turned out to enjoy the music and support such a worthwhile cause.’
The Roslin and Bilston Community First Responders are volunteers living in the local area, who work closely with the Scottish Ambulance Service to attend emergency situations. The First Responder has a 5 minute response time, which can be crucial in many cases when people suffer from breathing difficulties, cardiac arrest or collapse. The service is purely voluntary and not funded by the Scottish Ambulance Service or any other organisation. More information on their work is available at their Facebook page.