M6toll provides life-saving equipment to Canwell village hall

Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL); operators of the m6toll road, kindly donate £450 to Quinney Hall in Canwell to contribute towards the purchase a much needed defibrillator.

Quinney Hall was built by Birmingham City Council for the benefit of tenants on the Canwell Estate. It was opened in 1933 by Alderman Quinney. Ownership was subsequently transferred to the West Midlands County Council. When that body was finally disbanded in 1990, ownership of the hall was transferred to Hints with Canwell Parish Council in for the benefit of the local community.

The Hall is currently run by a management committee that regularly let it to various local groups and clubs. They also run fundraising events to enable them to maintain and modernise the hall to a high standard.

Anne Messenger, Social Committee member said “sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone so I think it’s great idea to have such a life saving device in the village hall for the local community to access in an emergency.”

Geoff Kynaston Chairman of Hints with Canwell Parish Council added “We are delighted that M6toll have agreed to part finance a defibrillator for Quinney Hall. With their help we can now proceed with the installation.”

MEL's Social Committee will be working closely with members of staff to choose those community projects close to their hearts which will benefit from a donation from the remaining Drive for Charity fund.

MEL's Social Committee is always on the lookout for local charities and community projects to support. To register your charity or community project with MEL for consideration to receive fundraising or practical (volunteering) support now or in the future visit www.m6toll.co.uk/community/driveforcharity for further information or telephone 0870 850 6222.



Picture (from left to right): Cllr Brian Yeates (Chairman of Quinney Management Committee), Anne Messenger (MEL Social Committee Member), Patricia Brighton (volunteer) and Cllr Geoff Kynaston (Chairman of Hints with Canwell Parish Council)