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Taylors of Tickhill provides lifeline to local community

Doncaster retailer Taylors of Tickhill have helped to fund a potentially lifesaving piece of medical equipment for their local community with a donation of £300.

The funds were donated via supplier Nisa’s Making a Difference Locally charity to help towards the provision of a new defibrillator at a nearby recreation ground in Tickhill, where the local running club train and tennis, bowls and football games are also regularly played.

The new defibrillator can be found at the sports pavilion on Tithes Lane and as a Community Public Access Defibrillator, can be accessed 24/7 to give anyone requiring urgent assistance the best possible chance of survival.

Making a Difference Locally (MADL) is Nisa’s registered charity, which raises funds in Nisa-affiliated stores from the sale of Heritage and Co-op own-label products, and via more than 900 collecting tins sited in stores. Taylors of Tickhill has been proudly supporting good causes through the charity since 2008 and has donated over £8,500 to local causes to date.

Taylors of Tickhill provides lifeline to local community

Store owner Chris Taylor said: “Last year we made a MADL donation of £500 to fund a barrow for the Tickhill street sweeper. We had a sign made that included the MADL logo and our store name, and lots of photos made it on to social media pages and are still appearing almost daily! The following month we won the MADL Community Champion award and received a further £250 to donate.

“We then donated this and the rest of our available MADL balance to a community crowd funding scheme to purchase a defibrillator for use at the recreation ground in Tickhill.”

As a founder member of Tickhill Running Club, and race director for many events over the last 12 years, Chris also encouraged the club to donate some of its surplus funds to help the defibrillator appeal to reach its target.

He said: “I requested at the last AGM that a donation of £500 be made to the defibrillator appeal to see it over the line. This was unanimously agreed and the unit is now attached to the wall of the sports pavilion where tennis, bowls and football are regularly played.”