Grantham-based first aid charity LIVES has received a £12,850 donation as part of the Moy Park Community Support Fund, a project which aims to support organisations across the UK and enriching the lives of those in need.
UK based poultry provider, Moy Park, has awarded over £60,000 to 15 community organisations throughout the UK, which marks the first tranche of groups to benefit from the originally pledged £1 million that Moy Park established earlier this year to support community groups local to its operations across Europe.
The donation to LIVES will go towards a defibrillator replacement programme.
A LIVES responder carries their own defibrillator, so that they are ready for any 999 medical emergency they are called to, and when minutes matter in a cardiac arrest, the LIVES responder and their defibrillators really do make a difference.
Zoe Dean, Community Partnerships Manager at LIVES explained, “We are thrilled to have been awarded support from the Moy Park Community Support Fund.
“The defibrillator replacement programme is a costly task, but the benefits will be extensive.”
“The new defibrillators will allow the data recorded to be uploaded to the patient’s records and will allow the hospitals to make a more informed decision on patient care.
“The new equipment will also allow us to evaluate our CPR activity and drive future training.
“This project will fund 10 defibrillators in the Grantham area and we are extremely excited to be working with Moy Park on this project.”
Applauding the applications, Moy Park’s HR and Performance Director, Kirsty Wilkins said; “From community allotments and outdoor play areas to culinary workshops and volunteer training, we were blown away by the creative and caring projects aimed at supporting those in our local communities.
“Our commitment to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities in which we operate has always been at the heart of our business.
Applications to apply for a grant from the Moy Park Community Support Fund can be made via Moy Park’s website.