A BRIGHOUSE firm has raised £4,500 for the British Heart Foundation and has donated a defibrillator to the local community.

Welded steel mesh manufacturer Siddall & Hilton Products started supporting the charity in 2020 to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases and to support fundraising for research into life-saving treatments.

Having rolled out CPR training for all employees and installed an automated external defibrillator in the workplace, the firm has now installed a second defibrillator outside its Foundry Street office for public use.

They also donated £500 to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charitable Trust to help fund another community AED in the region.

Director Pam Jackson said: “With many colleagues over the age of 50, we are well aware of the risks of cardiac arrest and want to make sure they are as well protected as possible."

“Some of our team have had first-hand experience of heart issues," she added. “As a result, we are all committed to doing all we can to support the vital work of the British Heart Foundation."