‘Lives will be saved’ as first community defibrillator is handed over

A life-saving defibrillator has been handed over to the team at one of Ulverston’s most popular destinations.

Accountancy firm JF Hornby & Co launched its Have a Heart campaign in February and pledged to fund four pieces of the life-saving equipment at a cost of £5,000.

Demand was so high that managing director Paul Hornby doubled the pledge to eight defibrillators.

This week Paul Hornby met up with Sam Ronson the Park Director of Ford Park to hand the first Have a Heart defibrillator over.

Sam said: “Ford Park welcomes thousands of unique visitors every year from dog walkers and Park Runners to families and event-goers. 

“This generous donation of defibrillator equipment will help us to ensure the safety of these visitors and we’re very grateful to JF Hornby’s for working with Ford Park to deliver this lifesaving equipment.

“We will now aim to have the defibrillator installed and accessible as soon as possible to help protect our community 24/7.”

JF Hornby & Co launched its Have a Heart campaign as part of its wider efforts to make a positive difference to the communities it serves.

A second defibrillator is due to be handed over next week and will be installed on Roa Island.

Anybody who would like to nominate a location for one of the defibrillators can contact the team at jfh@jfhornby.com

Managing Director Paul said: “The success of JF Hornby & Co is built on the custom of businesses that operate in the communities we serve. 

“It’s my view that we have a duty to do what we can to benefit the towns and villages in the Furness Peninsula. They are the places that we call home and we want them to be as vibrant, successful and safe as possible.”

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