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.


Burnham ambulance boss saves his father

St John Ambulance Highbridge and Burnham Division



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