A new public access defibrillator has recently been installed at Market Bosworth Country Park, supporting the health and safety of local residents and visitors.

The defibrillator, housed within a bright yellow cabinet, can be used in an emergency to help save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. Alongside a first aid kit, the defibrillator is located at the toilet block, next to the information point and car park at Market Bosworth Country Park.

Funded by money raised through the Market Bosworth Rotary Club’s own events held throughout the year, as well as a successful grant application from the National Rotary Foundation, this defibrillator is the sixth to be made available in the town.

Chris Kitson, President of the Market Bosworth Rotary Club said, “The country park welcomes a large number of visitors all year round and we’re delighted to help make this important project happen.  We’re very grateful for the support and technical guidance we’ve received, to ensure the defibrillator becomes an asset to the community.”

Leicestershire County Council’s Country Park Rangers worked closely with Rotary Club members and other local services, to ensure installation plans stayed on track, despite the challenges of lockdown.

A map showing the location of defibrillators in Market Bosworth can be found here. For important information about how to use a public access defibrillator, or start CPR, please take a look at guidance provided by the British Heart Foundation. In an emergency, always call 999 for assistance.