A story by Gavin Aitchison of The Press.
A campaign to fund 15 new life-saving defibrillators for York has been backed by the city’s two MPs.
The charity AED Donate is looking for 15 local companies to donate £1,000 each, to fund the devices, to make York a ‘heartsafe’ city. Sponsors will have their logos displayed on the cases.
About 75,000 people a year die in the UK from sudden cardiac arrest and guidance suggests the public should never be more than 200 metres from a device in urban areas.
Both York MPs, Rachael Maskell and Julian Sturdy, have now backed the York campaign, which follows a successful similar drive in Harrogate.
Mr Sturdy, Conservative MP for York Outer, said “This is an incredibly worthwhile scheme as I am sure anyone who has had a friend or family member affected by cardiac arrest will agree.
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