Defibrillators donated to seven Sheffield groups

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A retirement village and a children’s football team are among seven organisations that have received free life-saving medical equipment in Sheffield.

Non-profit making groups across the city were invited to apply for automated external defibrillators as part of an initiative by insurer Westfield Health.

Successful applicants included Brunsmeer FC’s Under 14s team and Brunswick Retirement Village.

Other recipients were Mencap Sheffield, Ecclesfield Priory Players, The Old Rectory, the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and Parson Cross Community Centre.

Insurance firm Westfield Health launched the ‘Heart of Sheffield’ campaign in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

The insurer has funded 92 defibrillators since 2003.

Graham Moore, chairman of Westfield Health, said: “It’s a privilege to carry on the work we’ve been doing over the last 10 years, providing life-saving AEDs to organisations in the Sheffield region and beyond.

“And we’ll keep striving to ensure that more organisations have the equipment and training they need, if and when they need to help someone.”