The Len Pick Trust to fund defibrillator inside the old phone box opposite Bourne Town Hall
The Len Pick Trust is set to fund a life-saving machine for Bourne town centre.
The Bourne-based charity, which was founded by the late Len Pick, is to hand over a new publicly accessible defibrillator to benefit Bourne.
It is to be installed inside the old phone box opposite Bourne Town Hall, following its recent decommissioning by British Telecom.
Work is currently under way to clean the kiosk, which has already had the phone removed, before an engineer installs the machine.
Adrian Smith, of the Len Pick Trust, said: “The defibrillator has been purchased by the Len Pick Trust and will join a number of other ones provided in the town such as outside the Darby and Joan Hall, local primary schools and Wake House.
“We are pleased to be able to work with the town council to provide this.
“Hopefully it will be money down the drain as it were but you never know, defibrillators can make all the difference in the case of an emergency.”
Defibrillators are devices which restore a normal heartbeat by sending a shock to the heart. They are used to prevent or correct an arrhythmia, a heartbeat that is uneven, too slow or too fast and to restore a heart’s beating if it suddenly stops.
The town council will be responsible for the upkeep.
Mayor Colin Pattison, said: “It’s a real community asset being in the middle of the town. If people ever need it, it’s easily accessible and makes use of the old British Telecom phone box.”