How a Northamptonshire not-for-profit organisation could win free live-saving defibrillator

Nominations need to made by next week

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 1:02 pm
Defibrillators can be used to potentially save someone's life when in cardiac arrest.

A Northamptonshire company is looking for a not-for-profit group to give a free defibrillator to.

UK Training - a business in Sywell that runs compliance training courses - has announced it will be donating a defibrillator to a worthy cause as part of its Christmas giveaway.

Bosses at the company want the life-saving equipment to go to a not-for-profit organisation in Northamptonshire, such as a charity, school, sports club or community group.

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Barry Hunt, training manager at UK Training said: “A defibrillator is beneficial in any organisation or community to save lives but, sadly, the average cost for one is around £1,000, which without a grant or fundraising opportunities, can prove difficult for some groups to afford.

“We wanted to give our support to our incredible local not-for-profit organisations by giving away a free defibrillator just in time for Christmas.”

The company is asking members of the public to nominate a group that they believe will benefit from the donation.

The nominations must be for Northamptonshire based not-for-profit organisations that do not already have a defibrillator.

Nominations should be made by tagging the organisation on UK Training’s Facebook post by Monday (November 29).

A poll will then be held between December 1 and 8 and winners will be announced on December 9.