Life at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park is about to get safer, with a new defibrillator installed in the heart of it.
Nottingham City Council is delighted to have received a £1,500 donation from the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park to install the new device.
It will be located in a disused phone box at the edge of the main car park, and on the primary walkway from Wollaton Hall to the Courtyard café & the Nottingham Industrial Museum.
The unveiling of the defibrillator could not have come at a more welcome time given Valentine’s Day weekend.
The welcome windfall has provided a much-needed renovation to the phone box, a previously unloved space in Wollaton Hall & Deer Park, and will be vital to helping protect visitors throughout the grounds, house, and courtyard.
Accessible to the public with a phone number and instructions, the device can save precious time, and be the difference between life and death if someone suffers a cardiac arrest and is in vital need of emergency assistance.
Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Dave Trimble, said: “It is important for Nottingham to have a defibrillator located at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park, as it is highly popular and attended by so many people, with half a million visitors on-site each year.
“We are delighted that the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park have made a generous donation ensuring the installation of a new defibrillator, and hope that it will ensure visitors can continue to enjoy Wollaton Hall & Deer Park safely.”
The Rotary Club of Wollaton Park, President Chris O’Brien OBE said: “This is a great example of locally raised funds being used for the benefit of the community, and I would like to thank people for their generous donations as their kindness could help to save a life.”