Defibrillator plans for parents of teenager Craig

Paul and Kay Rawlinson of Burgh le Marsh with the defribillator at the Co-op, they are due to install four more around Burgh le Marsh.

Paul and Kay Rawlinson of Burgh le Marsh with the defribillator at the Co-op, they are due to install four more around Burgh le Marsh.

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The parents of a teenager who died of an undiagnosed heart condition in 2012 have been campaigning to get defibrillators in place in the local area.

Craig Rawlinson, of Burgh le Marsh suddenly fell, hitting his head during football training at Skegness Academy in 2012, he was 18 at the time.

Craig Rawlinson/Peter Paine Sports Centre

Craig Rawlinson/Peter Paine Sports Centre

Since then mum and dad Kay and Paul Rawlinson have begun campaigning to get defibrillators in public places and have already got them installed at locations such as the Burgh le Marash Red 
Lion pub and Co-operative shop.

They now have four new locations: the village’s Hawthorn Medical Practice (where the box is up and ready for installation), Swifts Football Club in Ingoldmells, Skegness Rugby Club and Skegness Golf Club.

Kay said: “We’re trying to keep his memory alive.

“Craig was a very, very sporty boy. He was always playing sport.”

She said she wanted people to be aware the defibrillators were available if needed.

Kay and Paul have been raising funds by holding events including a recent ball which raised £7,500.