A residential care home in Needham Market, Suffolk has kick-started a fundraising campaign which aims to raise enough money for a defibrillator at the facility.
The Uvedale Hall team, led by home manager Deborah Rich, began the efforts at the weekend with a raffle at the community fete on Saturday.
The home, operated by Healthcare Homes Group, has also announced plans to host an information event where a local community first responder will talk to staff and residents, with members of the public invited to attend and make donations.
The date for this event is yet to be announced but is to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Deborah Rich said of the campaign: “We’re really keen to raise enough money for this equipment as soon as possible.
“When I began working at the home in May, I realised that Needham Market has defibrillators near the lake and in the town centre, but the home is situated in the middle of these two areas, so some way from this equipment.
“This can be essential in saving the life of someone in cardiac arrest and so we want it to be accessible for our residents and staff, but also for anyone in the local area.
“We therefore encourage anyone in the area to come along to our Community Responder event to learn more about their fantastic work and this vital equipment.”