SPAR UK store raises £2,000 for life-saving defibrillators

April 26, 2017 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, Responsible retailing

  • Employees from SPAR Llanharry presented with the new defibrillator

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Employees at the Llanharry SPAR store in Wales have helped to raise £2,000 to purchase lifesaving defibrillators for the charity, Welsh Hearts.

The money was raised in just over six months through a series of fundraisers from local door-to-door raffle tickets to jam-packed charity discos at a local club.

Support for the Welsh Hearts charity kicked off last September and saw overwhelming contributions made by members of the public, local businesses and SPAR UK Partner, A. F. Blakemore’s charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation.

The money raised for the Welsh Hearts charity has gone towards the cost of two new defibrillators. One is to be located at Llanharry SPAR and the other outside the local community centre.

Blakemore Retail SPAR Store Manager, Mike Jones, said: “I’d like to congratulate the SPAR team and in particular the organisers for raising a superb amount for the Welsh Hearts. I am humbled to know that the defibrillators will go on to become an essential piece of life-saving equipment in Llanharry for years to come. Thank you to everyone involved!”