Community use defibrillator kindly donated

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YMCA Humber are proud to announce that a community use defibrillator has now been installed at 21 Freeman Street.

This life saving piece of equipment has been kindly donated by Newlincs Development Ltd who operate Grimsby and Immingham tip. The tip staff have been raising funds via charity sales and have donated the equipment as part of their campaign to provide at least one defibrillator every month during 2021 to local charities and community groups.

Sharon Hunt, Operations Director at Newlincs Development said “When we were approached by YMCA Humber to install the defibrillator at their new building on Freeman Street, we thought it would be an ideal location on Grimsby’s East Marsh. The building is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so in an emergency the defibrillator will be easily accessible to anyone needing to use it.

Steve Rusling, Head of Digital Marketing and Communications at YMCA Humber said “We would like to thank Grimsby and Immingham tips for raising the money to fund the lifesaving defibrillator equipment. It has now been registered and installed and is available to use.

In an emergency and you need to use the defibrillator the most important thing is to call 999 and start CPR. If possible, send someone else to find a defibrillator. When you call 999 the operator can tell you if there’s a public access defibrillator nearby.