Defibrillator donation goes right to the heart in Banbury

(l-r) Rita Kimberger and Ian Wilson, Banbury Lions Club, Jane Ward, Spratt Endicott and Martin Render, Community Heartbeat Trust NNL-150731-150021001
(l-r) Rita Kimberger and Ian Wilson, Banbury Lions Club, Jane Ward, Spratt Endicott and Martin Render, Community Heartbeat Trust NNL-150731-150021001

Banbury solicitors Spratt Endicott has proved its got its heart in the community by announcing its staff will support the Banbury Lions Defibrillator Appeal.

The firm on South Bar has already donated more than £450 to the initiative, which aims to raise £2,000 to install a Community Public Access Defibrillator (cPAD) in the town centre, and in particular outside M&S in Bridge Street.

The Community Heartbeat Trust has been working with the Banbury Lions to install the machine in the town, and Martin Render, co-founder and chairman, gave a demonstration of how to use one of them in an emergency situation.

Jane Ward, marketing manager at Spratt Endicott, said: “We would like to thank Martin and the Banbury Lions for giving this demonstration. It was incredibly informative and reiterated just how crucial easy access to PADs is in the local community.

“We are thrilled to be supporting such a worthwhile campaign and look forward to continuing with our fundraising efforts.”

cPads are using to help those suffering a cardiac arrest and will be accessible to any member of the public 24 hours a day. Using a defibrillator can increase a person’s chance of survival to anywhere between 50 and 80 per cent.

Statistics show that every minute that passes without medical help, a person’s chance of survival decreases by 23 per cent.

For more information on the Banbury Lions’ defibrillator appeal visit www.banburylions.co.uk