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Giveaway project in Sheffield to save lives

The residents of Firbeck have purchased an external defibrillator for the village, the first for South Yorkshire.  Paramedic Emma Scott is pictured giving a demonstration on how to use the equipment (w131023-3c)

The residents of Firbeck have purchased an external defibrillator for the village, the first for South Yorkshire. Paramedic Emma Scott is pictured giving a demonstration on how to use the equipment (w131023-3c)

Charity projects in Sheffield are being given the chance to receive lifesaving equipment through a new campaign.

Ten heart defibrillators are being offered to not-for-profit organisations around the city as part of the Heart of Sheffield campaign, run by Westfield Health, the British Heart Foundation and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

The giveaway is being launched by Westfield to mark its charitable trust’s 10-year anniversary of donating defibrillators.

Graham Moore, the insurance company’s chairman, said: “We’re thrilled to be joining forces with two fantastic organisations, with one common goal in mind – to save more lives.

“We are very proud of what the trust has achieved and we want to continue this work to help ensure that more organisations have the equipment and training they need.”

A defibrillator is a portable machine that can restart the heart by delivering an electric shock through the chest wall.

Eligible organisations are invited to apply until February 28. Visit www.westfieldhealth.com to download an application form.

Completed forms can be emailed to heartofsheffield@westfieldhealth.com, or posted to Julie Wright, Westfield Health, 87 Division Street, Sheffield, S1 1HT.

 

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