Homebuilder Donates Defibrillator to Local Community

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Homebuilder Donates Defibrillator to Local Community

CALA Homes Press releases
<p><strong>AN UPMARKET homebuilder has donated a much-needed defibrillator for an East Lothian village.</strong></p>
<p>Malcolm Miller decided to try and source a defibrillator for his local West Barns community after his mum, Mary, passed away as a result of heart issues aged 64.</p>
<p>The 29-year-old, who works as a project manager for an engineering company, initially decided that he would undertake a number of fundraising challenges in order to raise money to buy the life-saving device.</p>
<p>However, he also decided to send emails to a number of businesses to ask for their support and was stunned when CALA Homes responded to say it would step in to donate the life-saving equipment.</p>
<p>Malcolm said: “My mum passed away suddenly last September from heart problems so I wanted to get a defibrillator for the village.</p>
<p>“The nearest one was two miles away so I went to the community council meeting to propose we got one in West Barns.</p>
<p>“When I researched the cost I found out we were looking at £2,000 for the device itself and an extra £500 for the wall mount.</p>
<p>“I was stunned and so grateful when CALA came back right away to say they would donate it. It’s an amazing gesture.”</p>
<p>A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current to the heart in order to try and shock the heart to stop so that it can start rhythmically pumping naturally again.</p>
<p>The device was ordered and delivered to CALA’s Castle Bay development, in Belhaven near Dunbar, where a delighted Malcolm was able to collect it.</p>
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