Life-saving defibrillator installed in Iron Acton
STAFF at a gym in Iron Acton have seen their hard work come to fruition after a defibrillator was installed on the business park where they are based.
People working at SG23 Fitness decided to raise the £2,400 needed to pay for the life-saving device because they believed that not only their gym members could benefit but also the clients of the other companies based at Backfield Farm.
Defibrillators deliver an electric shock to a person who is having a cardiac arrest to give them the best chance of survival until medical help arrives.
Before the fundraising drive the nearest defibrillator to the business park was a few miles away at Rangeworthy.
Manager Scott Dann said: “We currently have over 300 members who love what we do. They’ve all helped us in their own way to raise the money necessary to install this vital piece of equipment. The final amount was raised during our fourth birthday party this summer, with the help of further donations from our members.
“It’s taken a long time for the unit to be manufactured and delivered but we are now over the moon with the final installation. We hope we never have to use it, but if we do, it could save a life.”
The staff organised a wide range of fundraising events including a quiz night and a competition fitness challenge. One member of the team, Lynn Rubery, ran the Bristol 10k. SG23 Fitness also made a donation.
Picture: SG23 Fitness staff Will Seaman (Coach), Laura Hunter, Jax Whitehead, Matt Bennett, Jonathan Cook (Head Coach), Ash Sharma, Frankie Nutt, Amy Sparrow, Vicky Lemon, Tracey Albarn and James Richardson with the defibrillator they raised money to buy.