Life-saving information

People in Ashbourne will soon have access to life saving information after The Nottingham and estate agency arm Harrison Murray stepped in to provide sponsorship for an important publication.

The new ‘Defibrillators – A guide to their locations around Ashbourne and how to use them’ leaflet will be distributed to local homes.

This follows an evening in the Derbyshire town that saw a coming together of council representatives and local organisations and individuals who have supported the introduction of no less than seven of the potentially life-saving pieces of kit across the town over the last couple of years, through a fundraising campaign known as ‘Defibrillators for Ashbourne’.

Community Heartbeat Trust, who kindly provided the information on how to use defibs for the leaflet, attended the event to provide a demonstration.

The Nottingham’s Ashbourne branch building society manager Sian Harris said: “We were approached about the possibility of sponsoring the defibrillator leaflet and didn’t have to think twice.

“It is a fantastic thing for all households in the local area to keep to hand as it contains potentially vital, and life-saving, information. We are delighted to be involved with such an important project that means so much to the local community.”

Paul Westmoreland, estate agency manager at the Ashbourne office of Harrison Murray, added: “We are absolutely committed to having a meaningful involvement in our local community that helps to make a difference.

“When we heard about ‘Defibrillators for Ashbourne’, via a contact at Ashbourne Rugby Club, we jumped at the chance to get involved. 

“It’s a fantastic initiative and here at Harrison Murray we are delighted to be able to provide a leaflet that not only tells people where the defibs are situated but, crucially, how to use them too.”

The event at Ashbourne Ex-Servicemen’s Club was attended by The Nottingham’s mascot Robin Hood, who also helped celebrate yet another link-up – the Society has also teamed up with Ashbourne Rugby Club to sponsor their polo shirts.

Sian commented: “We are really proud to be linking up with the rugby club, who have a real presence in the town and are also heavily involved in the annual Shrovetide game. 

“This follows hot on the heels of our link-ups with football and tennis in Ashbourne so has a really nice fit. We are looking forward to supporting the rugby club as it fits with our company ethos of being involved in the communities in which we have branches.”

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