The White Hart, Henfield is home to one of the twenty eight defibrillators which can be accessed in the village of Henfield. It is part of the Henfield Area Response Team (HART) scheme which was formed 8 years ago and was one of the first emergency responder units in the UK. It comprises un-paid volunteers and the HART scheme is totally self-funded via the fundraising of the local community.
The White Hart contributes in two ways; first by fund raising and secondly, all the White Hart staff are trained in the use of the defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest.
The Landlord Gyles Culver, recently handed over a cheque for £1,500 to members of HART. The money was raised from pub quizzes held throughout the year and Gyles said "We are delighted to help this very worthwhile cause which has saved so many lives in the village". The HART Chairman, Dick Nye said "Thanks to fund-raising events like these we are able to continue operating and maintaining the service."