Lynn’s Raven Café in Whitchurch are now better protected in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest thanks to the addition of a Community Public Access Defibrillator on the wall outside the café.

Community Champion Cheri Williams’ partner, Chris, suffered 3 cardiac arrests whilst go karting at RAF Cosford with BloodBikers on 26th June and subsequently had a triple bypass operation on 9th July. He spent 17 days in hospital and is now well on the road to recovery.

This set Cheri thinking and, as her second home is The Raven Café in Whitchurch, she wanted to raise funds to install a defibrillator there. A sponsored walk between the Raven Café and Cheri’s local pub, The Tiddly, plus a Biker night with a raffle followed and the necessary funds were raised. Cheri is continuing to fundraise for a second defibrillator and any excess money raised will be donated to Shropshire and Staffordshire serving Cheshire BloodBikes.

The defibrillator has kindly been provided by Lynn, Pete and the customers of Lynn’s Raven Cafe, alongside generous donations from the wider biking community. Special thanks to Tilstrock Freefall Club who donated a 10,000ft tandem skydive that was raffled of at the Thursday bike nights, and Cheri Williams who completed a 12 mile sponsored walk accompanied by the Raven Riders.