Store is a real life-saver

By Connie Osborne Friday 07 March 2014 Updated: 07/03 09:47

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Buy photos » Rob Underwood from Redditch Heart Safe trains cook Joy Glover, personal manager, Steffan Hall and cashier Tracy Kennedy from Morrisons on how to use a defibrillator. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1014004MMR

A REDDITCH supermarket has become the first to receive life-saving equipment from a borough group

Morrisons was given the defibrillator by Redditch Heart Safe after allowing members to pack bags at the Clearwell Road store in return for donations.

A total of £600 was made on the day and staff have now been trained how to use the equipment correctly.

Robert Underwood, who set up the charity after losing two of his children due to heart conditions, said he was delighted the supermarket would now be heart safe.

“It means a lot to us. There have been fatalities and we cannot keep letting this go on. We knew we had to do something and now, as well as schools, we are reaching out to as many people as possible.”

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