The Celt pub in Gorleston raises money for piece of life-saving defibrillator for the community

Paul Blake with Jayne Biggs from Heart 2 Heart Norfolk. Photo: Shane Shanahan

Paul Blake with Jayne Biggs from Heart 2 Heart Norfolk. Photo: Shane Shanahan - Credit: Archant

The owner of a Gorleston pub is aiming to raise awareness of a newly placed defibrillator outside his premises.

After fundraising efforts by staff and punters alike at The Celt pub in the Quayside, Gorleston, enough money was collected to have a piece of life-saving kit installed on the front of the pub.

Owner of The Celt, Shane Shanahan, 31, said they held a whip round after one of the pub's punters known as 'Blakey' suffered from a stroke and he also had family members and friends suffer from heart problems.

MORE: Mum's campaign to put life-saving defibrillators in sites to aid othersHe saw the work of Jayne Biggs for Heart 2 Heart Norfolk on social media and said he wanted to do something to help the community. He added that he wanted to thank everyone who helped raise funds.

All the staff at the pub will be trained to use the device and it will be accessible to the public 24/7, either by coming into the pub during opening hours, or calling 999 outside of them.

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