Graham welcomes two newest additions to heart defibrillator campaign
Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, unveiled the two latest public access defibrillators to be installed as part of his long-running HEART campaign.
The new units, at Kembali on Carr Lane in Weel and The Nag’s Head pub in Routh, were made possible by the support of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Beverley charity N.U.R.S.E. and members of the Tickton Defibrillator Campaign – who are raising funds for the upkeep of both units.
Graham was joined for the unveilings by Dan McNally, Area Manager of the British Heart Foundation, and the Foundation’s Chief Fundraiser in Yorkshire, Tracy Williams. The Beverley and Holderness MP thanked the BHF for funding the defibrillator now installed in Carr Lane, and N.U.R.S.E. for donating the unit at the Nag’s Head.
The campaign has helped to ensure that there are now over 45 publicly-accessible defibrillators across the constituency, although Graham has stressed that there is still more to be done to ensure that every community in Beverley and Holderness not only has access to defibrillators, but also knowledge of how to use them.
Graham said: “I am delighted to see two more public access defibrillators installed around our constituency. Thank you to the British Heart Foundation and N.U.R.S.E. for their continuing support of my HEART campaign. The challenge now is to ensure that everyone who has access to these defibrillators knows where they are, and indeed when and how to practically use them.”
Amy Leathley from the Tickton Defibrillator Campaign added: ‘It is fantastic to see two more public access heart restarting defibrillators devices installed in our local area. Following the success of last year’s “Tour de Tickton”, in which Graham lent his support to the Tickton Defibrillator Campaign on a cycling visit of three of the five new units, it is great to see the our local MP is as committed to this cause as he has ever been.
“Thank you also to the British Heart Foundation, N.U.R.S.E, local volunteers including our electrician, and all of those who contributed to our fundraising campaign to help make these installations possible.”
August 2nd, 2017