Lions donate town defibrillator

The new defibrillator installed in Sleaford Market Place donated by Sleaford and District Lions from funds raised during the year of their outgoing president Steve Hill. Pictured are, from left - Sue La Roche, Keith Dolby, Mick Lawes, Steve Hill, Mayor Garry Titmus and Neil Chadwick of LIVES. EMN-150528-155045001
The new defibrillator installed in Sleaford Market Place donated by Sleaford and District Lions from funds raised during the year of their outgoing president Steve Hill. Pictured are, from left - Sue La Roche, Keith Dolby, Mick Lawes, Steve Hill, Mayor Garry Titmus and Neil Chadwick of LIVES. EMN-150528-155045001

Sleaford and District Lions Club has just officially unveiled another public access defibrillator installed in the town.

The bright yellow box containing the life-saving equipment has been fitted to the market supervisor’s hut in Market Place.

The £2,200 defibrillator has been purchased with money raised during the past presidential year of the club’s former president Steve Hill, supported by LIVES First Responders.

LIVES Area Responder Development Officer Neil Chadwick thanked the Lions for their contribution, saying: “If someone has a cardiac arrest the more defibrillators we can get into the area the better, increasing their chance of recovery.”

In the event of a cardiac arrest, a member of the public calls 999 and is directed to use a code to open the locked box containing the defibrillator to use on the patient.

Mr Hill said: “I thank the people of Sleaford for generously donating.”

He explained Sleaford Lionesses had raised money to install another defibrillator in the White Hart Mews off Southgate in memory of a former member who died suddenly. He thought the Lions could follow suit.

Pictured are, from left - Sue La Roche, Keith Dolby, Mick Lawes, Steve Hill, Mayor Garry Titmus and Neil Chadwick of LIVES.