Lynwood buys community defibrillator
Lynwood Convalescent Home in Scarborough is celebrating buying a life-saving defibrillator for its own use as well as that of the general public. The purchase has been made possible thanks to the efforts of the institution’s beneficiaries who have been organising fundraising events such as raffles since March.
Manager Heather Smith, who works together with assistant manager Vicky Salt, said: “We want to give a massive thank you to all the beneficiaries that have been raising money to buy the defibrillator. It was Vicky’s idea to get one in because in the area there doesn’t seem to be one about.
“We’ll hopefully never have to use it but it’s there in case we do.”
Lynwood Convalescent Home, situated near Peasholm Park, gives respite to all serving and ex-serving Yorkshire miners and their wives or widows who are in need of a recuperative break as a result of an illness or operation. The home is open Monday to Saturday and can accommodate up to 38 guests.
Picture shows, from left, Vicky Salt, guest Colin Barker and Heather Smith. 184733a.