Barnstaple Roundtable focuses on the importance of defibrillators

Positive Sparks' Stuart Robb fitting the defib free of charge

Positive Sparks' Stuart Robb fitting the defib free of charge - Credit: Barnstaple Roundtable

Even in the depths of lockdown Barnstaple Roundtable have been busier than ever raising money for local charities and helping good causes.

The club has helped to fund a community defibrillator outside the CrossFit North Devon on the Taw Trading Park in Barnstaple.

Gym Owner, Steve Kemp, said: “We are pleased that we have a potentially life-saving defib fitted on the outside our gym both for our members and the community. It is registered with the national defibrillator network called The Circle so it can be accessed by the South West Ambulance service as well as anyone in the community who calls 999.”

When person suffers a cardiac arrest (such as a heart attack,) speed is of the essence and time delays can cost lives.

The defib and its cabinet was paid for by donations from the gym’s members through a sponsored burpee fundraising event organised by the gym’s coaches as well as donations from local businesses and Barnstaple roundtable which gave a donation of over £500 and local business Positive Sparks fitting it free of charge.

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