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Vicar bids to double weekly’s lifesaving equipment campaign target

Pat FaultlessA vicar who backed a weekly newspaper’s campaign to get a number of lifesaving defibrillators installed on its patch is now aiming to help double that target.

HTFP reported in March how the Tamworth Herald’s Have A Heart appeal had raised around ¬£15,000 to help get 10¬†devices, which can be used by members of the public when someone suffers a cardiac arrest, put up in public places.

Since then, a crane supply firm in Tamworth has also pledged to install a defibrillator, while the town’s St Peter’s Church has now had a twelfthe device put in place.

Reverend Pat Faultless, from the church, now hopes to help the Herald double its original target.

Rev Faultless, pictured above left, told the Herald: “The whole Have a Heart Campaign has just been excellent for raising awareness about these issues and it has really brought people together.

“Everyone has been talking about it and raising money.

“The Herald has reached its original target of ten, but why stop there we want 20 or more devices up and running ready to save lives.

“It would be great to see other churches following in our footsteps and raising money for these devices, let’s all do what we can for the town.”