16th Jan, 2019

New defibrillator for Bromsgrove's Sanders Park and junior parkrun

Tristan Harris 29th Dec, 2018 Updated: 29th Dec, 2018

A LIFE-SAVING defibrillator has been installed at Sanders Park.

The device, which cost £1,450, was funded by Coun Luke Mallett who used his Worcestershire County Council Divisional Fund to pay for it.

Getting the device was a real commumity effort with Charlotte and Craig’s Saving Hearts Foundation, run by Rob and Maggie Underwood, helping bring the cost of the device down to £1,450.

The charity also ensured it was registered with West Midlands Ambulance Service.

The park hosts junior parkruns and a host of other sporting events each and activities every year with thousands of people passing through its gates.

The device is on the wall of the building which houses the cafe and the toilets.

Coun Mallett said: “Sanders Park is a great place and it’s now safer for having a defibrillator there.

“I’m delighted to be able to support this and the defib can be used by anyone at any time.

“I supported the setting up of the junior parkrun so it’s great to be able to make that event and others safer.”

Bromsgrove District Council is responsible for Sanders Park.

Coun Peter Whittaker, whose portfolio covers leisure, said: “Each year in Britain more than 30,000 people are struck down with cardiac arrests outside of the hospital environment.

“With so many people using our park, this piece of equipment could save someone’s life.”

 

 

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