Heartfelt thanks for pub’s efforts

Staff at the Highwayman
Staff at the Highwayman

A life-saving piece of equipment has been installed at a Lune Valley pub thanks to fund-raising efforts by staff and customers.

Over the past few months, patrons at The Highwayman Pub, near Kirkby Lonsdale, have been helping staff to raise enough money for a defibrillator, which will be available to the community as well.

A defibrillator is a life-saving machine that gives the heart an electric shock in some cases of cardiac arrest. For every minute that passes without defibrillation, chances of survival decrease by 10 per cent.

Tom Garlick, general manager of The Highwayman ,said: “We are really pleased that we have raised enough money to buy the defibrillator. Not only does this benefit our local customers but the community can be assured that they too have access to this life-saving equipment.”

Jane Atkinson, from North West Ambulance Service, added: “AEDs save lives every year and we are delighted that The Highwayman is supporting our initiative to have as many AEDs available to the public as possible.”