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Pat’s life-saving gift to museum

Pat Gardner, of Doncaster, donates an AED to Museum Director, Nick Hill, and is joined by YAS Community Defibrillation Trainer Warren Bostock at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Pat Gardner, of Doncaster, donates an AED to Museum Director, Nick Hill, and is joined by YAS Community Defibrillation Trainer Warren Bostock at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Eden Camp modern history museum has been given a life-saving piece of kit, thanks to the efforts of a regular visitor.

Pat Gardner wanted to donate the automated external defibrillator (AED) to the attraction in Old Malton as it was one of the favourite destinations of her late husband, Terry.

The retired nurse, from Balby in Doncaster, wanted to thank the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and its paramedics for its efforts after Terry collapsed and died in the street despite their best efforts to resuscitate him.

Determined to prevent the tragedy from happening to other families, Pat set about raising money for AEDs in her local community.

She completed a 46-mile walk from Doncaster to York in September 2011, raising £1,400, and climbed Kinder Scout in the Peak District last year to raise a further £1,000. Her donation was then matched by the British Heart Foundation, and AEDs donated to Doncaster Market, Cusworth Hall and Brodsworth Hall, all in Doncaster, York Castle and to Nick Hill, the museum director of Eden Camp.

Pictured: Nick Hill, fundraiser Pat Gardner, and Warren Bostock at Eden Camp.

 

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