Grantham firm Environcom hopes to buy life-saving machine

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A recycling firm in Grantham hopes to raise enough money to buy an automated external defibrillator (AED) and train three workers to be members of a first response team.

The community initiative has been launched by Environcom in partnership with the East Midlands Ambulance Service, and will see the AED and first response team, made up of three first aiders, being located at the Spittlegate Level plant.

The machine will be available to anyone who needs it.

A spokesman for Environcom said: “We need your help in helping our local community.

“Working in partnership with East Midlands Ambulance Service, we aim to raise enough monies to provide to the local people and businesses an on-site AED and first response team to act as interim emergency support, serving the local communities in medical intervention emergencies within the local Grantham area.”

The team needs to raise £1,200 for the state-of-the-art machine and training, which will be available on site 24 hours a day.

The spokesman added: “This is your community, your commitment, your chance to change the outcomes of serious medical interventions.

“Please play your part and give to a good community cause which will benefit the local people.”

* If you wish to support Environcom’s fund-raising campaign, call the plant on 0844 736 0071 or send an email to