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Friday 8th october 2021

We donate lifesaving defibrillator in Dunbar

Our East Scotland team has donated a public access defibrillator (PAD) to the Dunbar Rugby Club to benefit the wider community living near the Hallhill Centre in Dunbar and those using the club.

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Joint initiative with the British Heart Foundation

As part of a joint initiative with the British Heart Foundation (BHF), we are donating potentially life-saving PADs to communities around the UK to help people who suffer from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

During 2019, the BHF supported Taylor Wimpey to train its employees in CPR skills and provide every one of their building sites in the UK with a defibrillator. As part of our commitment to leaving a lasting legacy in the areas in which we build, we are donating the defibrillators to local communities when their developments are completed.

Following the completion of our latest phase of development in Dunbar at Albany Grange, and part of our commitment to East Lothian, the local community in Dunbar is the latest to be gifted a PAD.

Donation

Dunbar Rugby Club President, Justin Pearce, said: “Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has been a long-time supporter of the club, and I’m delighted they nominated our club and community to receive this defibrillator. We can’t thank them enough for this potentially life-saving equipment. . The defibrillator will be readily accessible from an external cabinet that will be positioned in a prominent position on the side of the club building near the rugby pitch. While we hope we don’t have to use it, it’s fantastic to know we can access a defibrillator in the event of an emergency.”

Estelle Stephenson, Survival Programme Lead at the British Heart Foundation said: “We are delighted that Taylor Wimpey has contributed to the aims of the BHF by making a public access defibrillator available to Dunbar Rugby Club.  

“Our partnership with the BHF is vitally important in helping to ensure that more defibrillators are available for people who might need them. We are proud to be able to make this equipment accessible to Dunbar Rugby Club, which recognises our decade-long support of the club, and its position at the Hallhill Centre will make it accessible for the wider local community too.”