Gym donation is a real lifesaver
9:46am Monday 16th September 2013 in Bolton
A GYM has received a boost after receiving a defibrillator donation from a heart support group.
Bolton ICD group have donated their fifth defibrillator to the Motorcise Healthy Living Centre in the town centre.
Tracey Wilkinson, fundraising manager of Bolton ICD, said: “They were very pleased with the donation.
“We knew they wanted one because one of our members attends the gym and it’s in an ideal location because it’s in the town centre.”
Ann Wood, manager of Motorcise Healthy Living Centre, added: “The donation is brilliant. We cater for mature women with medical problems and although we hope we never have to use it, it is a good thing to have to hand.”
Earlier this year, The Bolton News launched a campaign to make sure every child in Bolton leaves school knowing how to save a life.
We joined forces with Bolton West MP Julie Hilling to promote the teaching of emergency lifesaving skills.
The main aim of the campaign is to ensure that all pupils in Bolton know what to do when faced with someone who is suffering a cardiac arrest, choking or bleeding.
Another aim of the campaign is to ensure every school in Bolton, and other public places, has their own defibrillator—a lifesaving device that can be used to restart the heart when someone suffers a cardiac arrest.
The Bolton News is also supporting the Hearts and Goals campaign, which is being promoted by former Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba.
The midfielder hit the headlines when he collapsed on the pitch during the Whites’ FA Cup clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane in March, 2012.
He had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest but his life was saved after he was treated on the pitch with CPR and a defibrillator before being rushed to the London Chest Hospital.
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