Life-saving defibrillator installed in Hartington

A defibrillator has been installed at the Charles Cotton hotel in Hartington thanks to a donation from the British Heart Foundation, Hartington Parish Council and a local resident. Photo contributed.
A defibrillator has been installed at the Charles Cotton hotel in Hartington thanks to a donation from the British Heart Foundation, Hartington Parish Council and a local resident. Photo contributed.
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A life-saving defibrillator has been installed in Hartington, thanks to generous donations.

The defibrillator, at the Charles Cotton Hotel, has been funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Hartington Parish Council and a donation from a local resident.

Twelve members of the communities of Hartington and Biggin have been trained to use the equipment, which is a vital aid for someone suffering a cardiac arrest.

John Dean, BHF Fundraising Volunteer and Hartington resident, helped with the grant application.

He said: “We are extremely delighted the village now has a defibrillator, in case of a life-threatening cardiac arrest. I am pleased the BHF was able to support our community by part-funding such a vital piece of equipment.

“Special thanks must go to Mrs Mycock from Alstonfield, who kindly contributed £300 towards the cost in memory of her husband, George William, who passed away aged 90 in January 2013 from pneumonia following heart disease.”

Judy Dyer, from the Charles Cotton Hotel, added: “My father passed away with heart problems so this valuable equipment is close to my own heart. A vote of thanks also goes to East Midlands Ambulance Service who kindly provided the excellent training.”