Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

December 24, 2005
Burnham-On-Sea ambulance boss recieves £1,800 Christmas boost

A Burnham-On-Sea St John Ambulance worker who saved his father's life has been given the perfect Christmas gift - £1,800 for vital new kit.

A new £1,800 defib machine is on its way to BurnhamAs exclusively reported on Burnham-On-Sea.com, Keith Gough had been called on to save his father Peter when he suffered a heart attack on his way to hospital in Keith's St John ambulance.

Keith used a defibrillator to restart his 66 year-old father's heart - and while the equipment did the job, it is old fashioned and badly needs replacing, so Keith set out to raise £1,800 for a new model.

But this week, his bosses at the Bristol Contributory Welfare Association heard about his heroics, and decided they would donate the entire sum he needs - enabling a brand new system like the one shown here to be bought.

Keith, pictured with his father, told Burnham-On-Sea.com he is "delighted" with the contribution.

He added: "The new defib will be smaller, more up-to-date and will react more to each patient's needs by giving them a shock tailored to their condition."

Any further cash donations will be put towards replacing similar old models in other Somerset St John Ambulance stations.

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