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Hinckley & Rugby helps keep Lutterworth’s hearts beating

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society has made a £250 donation to the Lutterworth Public Access Defibrillators – Keep Lutterworth’s Hearts Beating, following a plea for funding from a longstanding member.

The request was made at the local Hinckley and Rugby branch on High Street, which is located next door to the nearest defibrillator in Lutterworth town centre, so the team were keen to show their support.

Branch Office Manager, Jo Rogers, said:

“A small, committed team of volunteers ensure these lifesaving machines remain in our town for the good of local people. However, like everything, they cost money to maintain, so we were really pleased we could do our bit and help ensure they were fit for use and ready for action.”

Sue Staples, Vice Chair of the Masharani Patient Group, which looks after the town’s defibrillators, passed on her thanks to the Society and appealed to other local businesses.

“A big thank you to Hinckley & Rugby for the kind donation. Your generosity will help us to keep our three public defibrillators in good working condition for the benefit of our local community.

“Every four years the batteries in the machines need to replaced, each costing £250. We also need to cover the ongoing costs of replacement electrode pads whenever they are used. Therefore, if there are any other local companies able to offer their support in maintaining these lifesaving machines, we would love to hear from them.”

Please contact suestaples09@aol.com for details on how you can assist.

Image: L-R Chair Mike Perks, Lutterworth Assistant Branch Manager Jo Rogers, Mr Ian Staples and Mrs Sue Staples all from the Masharani Patient Group.