Lyn­wood buys com­mu­nity de­fib­ril­la­tor

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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.

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