Pub fundraisers buy 100 defibrillators
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In the last 12 months Proper Pubs has installed more than 100 defibrillators across its estate with the help of its customers.
The defibrillators are positioned outside the pubs with public access (pictured) and are designed to provide emergency support for communities.
Each pub was challenged to raise £1,500 to pay for the defibrillator through fundraising events.
Operators were creative in their initiatives with events ranging from raffle and quiz nights to sponsored head shaving. Excess funds raised were donated to nearby pubs to contribute to their own defibrillator target.
Proper Pubs director Mark Brookes said: “It’s fantastic to see communities coming together to raise money for such a vital cause, which has ensured towns and villages up and down the country have access to defibrillators.
“The impact of this can’t be underestimated – they have already resulted in 11 life-changing results.
“Pubs are the cornerstone of British life and it’s important to recognise that they aren’t just a place to drink, they are constantly bringing people together to socialise, as well as raising money for local charities, demonstrated by this effective fundraising initiative.
“I am so grateful to our amazing operators and their customers who have all come together to create this success.”