Warrington gym raises funds for two defibrillators

CrossFit Warrington based at Kingsland Grange has succesfully raised enough money to install two new defibrillators in the community.

Owners Sarah Lunn and Sian Edwards initially set out to raise £1,000 for the vital equipment on their JustGiving page, with donations coming from local business owners within Kingsland Grange, the local area and their very generous members.
Their efforts were noticed by another locally situated business, Crest Medical, who supply first aid and medical supplies. Incredibly they doubled the fundraising efforts to supply an additional defibrillator and cabinet from their local Community Fund.
Sarah and Sian said: “We originally set out to secure funding for one defibrillator to situate outside our gym.
“However, our efforts were noticed by Crest Medical and incredibly, they doubled our fundraising efforts!”
Freya Watkins, head of people at Crest Medical, said: “We are pleased to use our community fund to help people have access to these brilliant pieces of technology.
“It is our responsibility to help the community and we are always happy to support local projects in any way we can. Defibrillators save lives.”
Sarah and Sian added: “We decided to situate the second defibrillator outside La Beau Fleurs, as one of our main beneficiaries they are keen to support local initiatives and they have a great central location for this life-saving piece of equipment.”
Rachel Peers owner of La Beau Fleurs said: “We were absolutely bowled over by the tenacity and generosity of CrossFit Warrington and Crest Medical, whose fundraising efforts and donations have been incredible.”
“To host a defibrillator at such a central, visible and accessible part of our local community is a real win for the whole of Woolston.”
In addition, CrossFit member David O’Brien of OBD Electrical based in Woolston, stepped forward and offered to fit both of the defibrillators.
The new defibrillators can be found at: CrossFit Warrington, Unit 14, Greys Courts, Kingsland Grange Industrial Estate, Woolston, WA1 4SH
La Beau Fleur, 24 Manchester Road, Woolston, WA1 4AD

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