Project: Paignton & Preston Defibrillator
Nominated by: The Ship, Paignton
Total Investment: £2084
The Project Champion is a regular guest at The Ship and has worked in the NHS for 30 years. He approached The Ship about raising funds for defibrillators in the neighbouring towns of Paignton and Preston. It is a densely populated area consisting of housing and hospitality establishments, which increase considerably in the summer months with the arrival of visitors. The area has several Emergency Medical Staff but needs public access defibrillators to provide a life saving service if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. The Project Champion has separately (and successfully) fundraised and installed 11 other units in the neighbouring seaside towns.
The fundraising goal of £1,000 had already been reached by the pub, which was a massive achievement itself. The additional funding invested in 2 defibrillators, installed in prominent locations in Paignton and Preston.
The pub couldn’t have done it without the help of our guests!