The people of Henfield and surrounding villages have raised over £100,000 over the last 10 years for Henfield Area Response Team (HART) and can now boast of having 38 defibrillators, 22 of which are Public Access Defibrillators (PAD's). This is more per head than any other area in the UK.
The trophy was given in recognition of this amazing achievement at the glittering award ceremony held at the Lancaster Hotel in London.
Members of HART (Henfield Area Response Team), Ray Osgood (Chairman of Henfield Parish Council), Gyles Culver (Landlord of the White Hart in Henfield) and Emma Osman (BN5 magazine) collected the award on behalf of the village from footballer Fabrice Muamba.
Fabrice dramatically suffered cardiac arrest for 78 minutes during a live televised football match in 2012.
After receiving CPR for over an hour, from the attending ambulance crew, he has since made a full recovery. When presenting the award he praised the work of HART and the First Responder units who save lives every day.
HART have attended over 2400 emergency 999 ambulance call outs and the defibrillators have been used in 10 cardiac arrest incidents.