A LIFE-SAVING defibrillator has been installed at a church after a fundraising effort.

The device is located at St Mary's Church in Wyke.

Churchwarden Bernard Lewis said a team completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the Red Sky Foundation to provide the defibrillator at the church.

In turn, the St Mary's community, along with Bradford and District Senior Power, the 68th Bradford South Scouts, and other individuals, fundraised to gift a defibrillator to another location through the same charity.

Mr Lewis said the St Mary's congregation was "very pleased" with the new defibrillator. 

"We hope that it never needs to be used but are glad to have the reassurance of its presence in this area of the community, empowering residents and groups meeting locally to provide emergency care to anyone if needed," he added.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.

The Red Sky Foundation was founded by a couple from Sunderland after their daughter had to have a life-saving operation just five days before her second birthday in 2015.

The charity raises awareness of heart problems and has installed more than 400 defibrillators.