Defibrillators placed in the heart of the community to help save lives

Posted by Rob Smyth | 14/10/2016 | Category: Community


We are pleased to announce that  lifesaving pieces of equipment have now been placed in the heart of the community across our trading area.

The Society has installed the defibrillators across the area as part of a scheme that will see hundreds of the lifesaving devices put in place at outlets across the Society’s trading area.

The devices have been installed in the following locations:

• Burton Funeralcare, Borough Road, Burton
• Stretton Precinct Food Store, Main Street, Stretton
• Alrewas Food Store, Main Street, Alrewas
• Barton under Needwood, Crowberry Lane, Barton under Needwood
• Rolleston on Dove, Burnside Road, Rolleston on Dove
• Fradley Food Store, Common Lane, Fradley
• Bretby Crematorium, in Geary Lane, Bretby
• Cannock Road, Burntwood
• Highfields Road, Chasetown
• Business Support Centre, in Hermes Road, Lichfield
• Boley Park, Lichfield
• Curborough Road, Lichfield
• Funeral Home in Hockley Road, in Wilnecote
• Ashbourne Funeral Home
• Wirksworth Food Store, in Harrison Drive
• Bakewell Food Store, in Market Street
• Mickleover Funeralcare, in Uttoxeter Road
• Ripley Food Store, in Derby Road
• Ripley Food Store, in Maple Avenue
• Ripley Funeral Home, in Nottingham Road
• Hartshay Hill Food Store, in Hartshay Hill
• Leabrooks Food Store, in Swanwick Road
• A Storer and Son Funeral Services, in Nottingham Road, Somercotes
• Alfreton Filling Station, in Nottingham Road
• Belper Food Store, in Strutt Street
• Belper Funeral Home, in Brookside
• Duffield Food Store, in Town Street
• Langley Mill Food Store, Station Road
• Cambourne Food Store, in Lower Cambourne
• St Neots Funeral Home, in Huntingdon Street
• Dennis Easton Funeral Services, in The Lodge
• Sawtry Funeral Home, in Green End Road
• Huntingdon Funeral Home, St Peters Road
• Loddon Food Store, in Church Plain
• Mulbarton Food Store, in Cuckoofield Lane
• Wells Food Store, in Polka Road
• Cromer Food Store, Middlebrook Way
• Bradwell Food store, in Burgh Road
• Gorleston Funeral Home, in Church Lane
• Kirkby Road Food Store,  in Skegby Road
• Arnold Food Store, in Coppice Road
• Eastwood Food Store, in Nottingham Road
• Skegby Food Store, in Mansfield Road
• Kirkby Food Store, in Chapel Street
• Terry Smiths Coffin Makers, in Nunn Brook Road
• Sinfin Funeral Home
• Littleover Funeral Home
• Rothley Food Store, in Loughborough Road
• Kibworth Food Store, in High Street
• Countesthorpe Food Store, in Main Street
• Blaby Funeral Home, in Lutterworth Road
• Countesthorpe Funeral Home, in Central Street
• Cosby Food Store, in Croft Road
• Loughborough Road, Quorn
• Stafford Food Store, in First Avenue
• Stafford Food Store, Wildwood Shopping Centre, in Cannock Road
• Stafford Funeral Home, in Queensville
• Central England Co-operative, in Acocks Green
• Shirley Food Store, in Longmore Road, Solihull
• Shirley Funeralcare, in Stratford Road
• Co-operative Funeralcare, in Hobs Moat Road, Solihull
• Lyndon Road Food Store, in Solihull, Birmingham
• Warwick Road Funeralcare, in Solihull
• Yardley Wood Funeralcare, in Birmingham
• Minworth Funeralcare, in Kingsbury Road, Birmingham
• Hall Green Funeralcare, in Robin Hood Lane, Birmingham
• Yardley Funeralcare, in Coventry Road, Birmingham
• Castle Bromwich Funeralcare, in Chester Road, Birmingham
• Kitts Green Funeralcare, in East Meadway
• Kings Heath Food Store, in Vicarage Road, Birmingham
• Maypole Funeral, in Alcester Road South, Birmingham
• Kingstanding Food Store, in Kingstanding Road, Birmingham
• Sutton Coldfield Food Store, in Birmingham Road
• Sutton Coldfield Funeralcare, in Boldmere Road
• Grange Place Food Store, Kettering
• Stamford Road Food Store, Kettering
• J R Norris and Son Funeral Service, in Edinburgh Road, Kettering
• Hallwood Road Food Store, Kettering
• Duston Food Store, Main Road, Northampton
• Towers and son Funeral Service, in Church Street, Northampton
• St Johns Road Food Store, in Kettering
• London Road Food Store, in Kettering
• Kettering Funeralcare, in London Road, Kettering
• Lake Avenue Food Store, in Bignal Court, Kettering
• Broughton Food Store, in High Street, Kettering
• Moulton Food Store, in Stocks Hill, Northampton
• Raunds Funeralcare, in Brook Street, Wellingsborough
• Hill Top Food Store, in Braybrooke Road, Kettering
• Desborough Funeralcare, in Rushton Road, Desborough
• Rothwell Food Store, in Bell Hill, Kettering
• Corby Funeralcare, in Darley Dale Road
• Occupation Road Food Store, in Corby
• Welland Vale Road Food Store, in Corby

It is estimated that around 100,000 people die from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the UK each year and, while CPR saves the lives of around nine per cent, if CPR is used alongside a defibrillator the chance of survival increases to 50 %.


As a community retailer, Central England Co-operative already has defibrillators sited at a number of its outlets, but announced further funding for the phased installation of hundreds of defibrillators over the next year, which will be installed by long-term partner Oak Electrical.

The business is working with ambulance services to identify the most suitable sites for equipment and, where possible, these will be in external locations allowing community use in an emergency at any time of day or night.

Every installation will include familiarisation sessions available to staff at Society outlets, nearby business, local residents and community groups. Please speak to colleagues in-store to find out more details about the events.


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