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

Nominations need to made by next week

Defibrillators can be used to potentially save someone's life when in cardiac arrest.
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.

UK Training's Christmas giveaway.

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.

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