Cam­paign to raise funds which could save lives

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

A CAM­PAIGN to raise funds for a new de­fribil­la­tor in Hinck­ley has been launched.

The life­sav­ing ma­chine would be in­stalled in a cab­i­net out­side The Rail­way pub on Sta­tion Road, and would be ac­ces­si­ble to the gen­eral pub­lic.

Adam Crump, man­ager of the bar-restau­rant, said: “You hope you never have to use it, but there are times when you need that as­sis­tance.

“It’s some­thing we would want the whole com­mu­nity to know about.

“We get a lot of foot traffic from the rail­way sta­tion, with peo­ple cross­ing over the bridge from Burbage and walk­ing up Sta­tion Road into town.”

A sky­dive is planned for next year to help raise funds, with two bar staff at The Rail­way join­ing five of their friends and fam­ily to take the jump.

The pub is also plan­ning a quiz night in aid of the cause.

It is also pro­mot­ing good health by get­ting monitors for staff to use to count how many steps they walk each day.

Mr Crump said: “We’ve also been en­cour­ag­ing our reg­u­lars on a Sun­day evening to take a mon­i­tor and go out and get some fresh air.”

You can do­nate to the de­fribil­la­tor fund on the cause’s Just Giv­ing page.

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