MK railway station now has a defibrillator thanks to MK Rotary Club

Posted 29th March 2017

Fundraising efforts by Rotary Club of Milton Keynes have once again helped the local community, as a life-saving defibrillator is installed at MK Railway Station.

Fundraising by the club has includes two Swimathon events this year, firstly the Disabled Swimathon in February at Middleton Swimming pool, Newport Pagnell, and the main event in March at Stantonbury. Since 1994 theRotary Club of Milton Keynes have raised over £476,000 for local charities. It’s a big occasion; approximately 300 swimmers and 3,000 sponsors take part in this event annually.

The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Steve Coventry, his wife Leanne, Rotary Past District Governor, Paul Denton, District Governor,  Chalmers Cursley, MK Rotary President David Biles and other Rotarians met at MK railway station today for the official presentation of a defibrillator to station manager, Matthew Pateman.

This device, which gives a high-energy electric shock to someone who is in cardiac arrest, is now located by the turnstiles for emergency use by trained railway staff, supported by the Community Heartbeat Trust charity who will oversee the service.  The Mayor said: “I hope this will help  to save lives in our community.”