Steppingley Parish Council has been able to install a defibrillator available to the community 24/7 after a joint venture with Tesco Bags of Help helped boost funds.

Tesco community grants fund thousands of local projects right across the UK. Projects supported by the programme range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

Jamie Richards CEO at AEDdonate said Bags of Help is a great community initiaive that has helped AEDdonate support many communities who have some extra support, we encourage anyone who is thinking of installing a defibrillator in the community to get in touch and see if we have funding available in their area.

Defibrillators are easy to use and can be accessed by calling 999. The machine will give instructions and will help to bridge the gap between collapse and the ambulance arriving on the scene.