Local Community pulls together to provide AED

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2013

Thornes a shop in Penzance shop has helped raise money to pay for the train station to have its own lifesaving public access heart defibrillator (PAD).

Last September Thornes, on Causewayhead, was handed a PAD by the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity, but staff were so supportive of the campaign they decided it would be good to raise money for the next one. The shop knows first-hand how important this machine can be after a customer suffered a cardiac arrest in the store in 2011.

Staff dressed up as nurses and doctors and £732 was raised over four days through collection boxes and a raffle. They also hope to run another defibrillator day in the future.

Penzance train station had its new defibrillator installed in December and most of the station’s staff have now been trained to use the equipment.

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