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Loving parents have provided a life saving legacy in tribute to their late son fundraising to provide a defibrillator for Burgh le Marsh.

Cash was raised for the defibrillator in memory of Craig Rawlinson, who died in 2012 from an undiagnosed heart condition, at a fundraising night at the Red Lion pub in November last year.

The equipment, used to restore a heartbeat to patients suffering cardiac arrrest, has recently been placed at the Co-op food store on the High Street.

Craig’s mum Kay said: “We raised £1,700 or £1,800 pounds on the night, Max Waxman the publican then contributed to the fund to make it up to the £2000 required to gain a grant from the Community Heartbeat Trust of £500 to purchase the defibrillator in memory of Craig. So eventually we will be putting a plaque on the box, thanking people for contributing and marking it in memory of our son.”

On Tuesday (December 9) Martin Fagan from the Community Heartbeat Trust is giving a talk at the Red Lion on Storey’s Lane from 7pm about defibrillators and the work of the charity.