To celebrate 30 years of trading Aldermaston-based Pump Technology Ltd is donating a number of life-saving defibrillators to charities and worthwhile locations. So far over £16,000 has been allocated to the ongoing project, with more planned for the future. The first five units have recently been handed over to the following organisations:
Chiswick Park Business Centre – Chiswick Park is home to a number of leading global, European and national companies. People use the centre concourse, where the new defibrillator is sited, for eating, relaxing and moving about between locations. David McDonnell, Enjoy Work Health and Safety Co-Ordinator based in Chiswick Park Business Centre commented: “This extremely busy site is the ideal location for a defibrillator and will be a great addition to maintaining the health and safety of everyone here.”
Main image: (right to Left) David McDonnell, Enjoy Work Health and Safety Co-Ordinator based in Chiswick Park Business Centre and Jonathan Barker, Pump Technology Ltd MD.
Hazelwood - A sports facility and the home of London Irish RFU in Sunbury-on-Thames. This location provides a vast array of sports training facilities, whilst also offering a venue for meeting and events hire. Luke Charlton, Hazelwood General Manager, commented: “Hazelwood is an extremely busy facility making it an ideal location for a defibrillator. It will be a great addition to maintaining the health and safety for the various sports, activities and events that we have on offer here.”
Waterman’s Art Centre – Watermans Art Centre is a combined arts centre. It is located in Brentford, alongside the banks of the River Thames overlooking Kew Gardens in West London. It includes a 239-seat theatre, a 125-seat cinema, two galleries and two studio spaces. Jan Lennox, Director of Watermans, commented: “Watermans is thrilled to have a potentially life-saving defibrillator installed in our venue and though I hope we never have to use it, it is reassuring to know it is there and that our customer relations team will have training too.”
Kew Cricket Club – Founded in 1853 it has been at the heart of the local community for over a century and a half. A friendly and welcoming club playing league and social cricket at adult and junior levels, with a clubhouse bar open all year round, Kew CC is undergoing a major redevelopment of its facilities. Shane Macdermott, First-team captain, Kew CC, commented: “We are constantly hearing in the news about how defibrillators are saving lives in sports locations all over the country. This unit which Pump Technology have donated to us, will be visible and available to everybody around Kew Green and the surrounding area and is therefore a great addition to our community.”
London Museum of Water and Steam – An independent museum founded in 1975 as the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. It was rebranded in early 2014 following a major investment project. Melissa Maynard, Interim Director London Museum of Water & Steam, commented: “As a charity organisation, we are always trying to find money for everything we need to keep developing and grow. I have wanted to install a Defibrillator for many months now as I really believe that we should have one, but could not find the money in our budget. This donation form Pump Technology has enabled us to now install this life saving equipment and we are extremely grateful for the gift.”
As part of the project, the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust will be organising and running comprehensive training events to ensure that as many people as possible understand how to work this equipment and are available to step in if an emergency should ever arise.
Pump Technology would also like to thank Andy Keast of the London Irish Foundation (a community support charity which Jeremy Brownlee, Pump Technology’s Chairman is a board member of) for his tireless work in liaising with the two organisations involved in this project.