Campaign to raise funds which could save lives
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.