This week I was invited to visit The Brown Cow in Gateacre to hear about the brilliant fundraising efforts that raised £1500 to install a defibrillator outside the pub.
Landlord Andy Colvin and his regulars have a history of giving back to the local community. At Easter they collected 627 chocolate eggs that were given out to make sure local children all got an egg on Easter Sunday and their have been other fundraising campaigns. To raise money for the defib unit they sold football cards, with all the proceeds going towards their goal.
As we have seen before defibrillators are real life-saving devices that make a measurable difference if someone suffers a serious cardiac event. It gives them a fighting chance at survival and should be on hand at all public spaces.
It is always good to see local people supporting each other when times are difficult, although there shouldn’t be a need for this. Community groups and charities are having to step in where the Conservative Government have let people down.
Well done to Andy, Marie Colvin, Sean Sallis for selling the football cards and all involved at The Brown Cow.