Fundraising attempts at a pub in Boston in Lincolnshire have been so successful that The Anchor Inn in Frisney has now been able to invest in its first defibrillator, which cost them a cool £1,800.
A race night was organised to help raise the money, with hobby horses used instead of real ones and dice being thrown to decide where the horses go, with punters betting on the results, the Boston Standard reports. In all, £650 was raised, which meant the defibrillator could be purchased and installed at the front of the pub.
And in November, a karaoke and disco night is going to be put on in order to raise additional cash to help pay for a second defibrillator in the village.
Landlady of The Anchor Inn Anthea Henderson was quoted by the news source as saying: “Everything went so well. It was so quick and funds were raised quickly. It was an incredible response.”
She went on to explain that the idea first came about for the defibrillator because the village of Friskney is in such a remote location and emergency services often have a hard time finding it.
Old phone boxes are now being turned into the perfect houses for defibrillators so if you have one that is now defunct in your town or village, why don’t you suggest that it be transformed into a storage unit for the life-saving device?
And remember – if you need help with defibrillator training or are looking for health and safety courses, come and see what we have on offer here at Martek Lifecare.