Skegness Fenland Laundries staff join heart disease fight

Pictured are (from left) Sarah Straughton from Fenland Laundries, Ian Reynolds from EMAS, Simon Fry, Managing Director of Fenland Laundries, and Helena Mair, BHF Fundraising Manager for Lincolnshire.
Pictured are (from left) Sarah Straughton from Fenland Laundries, Ian Reynolds from EMAS, Simon Fry, Managing Director of Fenland Laundries, and Helena Mair, BHF Fundraising Manager for Lincolnshire.
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Around 44 employees from Fenland Laundries in Skegness, Louth and Grantham will be joining the ‘fight for every heartbeat’ with the British Heart Foundation.

Fenland Laundries who employ 240 people in Lincolnshire have just placed life-saving defibrillators onto their sites.

One of the defibrillators was donated by the British Heart Foundation, the other two purchased by the company; and staff members were trained by East Midlands Ambulance Service to use the equipment.

Simon Fry, Managing Director of Fenland Laundries said: “We are really delighted that we have put the defibrillators into the workplace.”

“When we offered the training, people were afraid to come forward and were not very confident to take part.

“The BHF training was fantastic and our staff felt really confident once they had been trained and feel that they have the skills to respond in an emergency.

“It is important that there are as many people as possible who know how to deliver ELS in a life-threatening emergency in the community, so I’m thrilled that our employees are taking part in this initiative”. 

For more information on ELS Training and the work of the BHF scheme in Skegness, contact Julie Allen, on 07786 171788 or email Julie.allen@emas.nhs.uk

If you would like to support the ELS campaign with the BHF, or initiatives like Heartstart, visit www.bhf.org.uk.