A PUB, with the help of a community group, has a 24/7 accessible defibrillator thanks to a successful fund-raising campaign.
A live concert from The Sutton Brothers in December drew in the crowds and raised £450 for the life-saving equipment and then the Bromsgrove Round Table contributed the rest of the £2,500 needed.
Landlord John Sutton, who took over the pub with Emma Wright last year, said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the event and the Round Table – we did not think we would get to the total so quickly.”
The AED has now been fitted on the front of the pub so it is available when needed.
And now the target amount was reached quicker than expected the pub will be supporting the HB9 Foundation until the end of the year.
The charity was set up in memory of sporty teenager Harry Bennett who died in January and aims to provide young people with sporting opportunities they would not otherwise have access to.
Since taking over the pub John and Emma have introduced a number of events and now, with new chef Gary, are serving food with a full bespoke menu daily from midday to 9pm Monday to Saturday and between midday and 7pm on Sundays.
They are also sourcing all of their meat and vegetables locally, helping butchers and farmers.