Every little helps as King’s Lynn store installs emergency device

Tesco Hardwick staff Emma Howard and Andy Thomas with the new Automatic External Defibrillator vitial in treating heart attacks. ANL-160415-123843009
Tesco Hardwick staff Emma Howard and Andy Thomas with the new Automatic External Defibrillator vitial in treating heart attacks. ANL-160415-123843009

A defibrilator has been installed at a Lynn supermarket as part of a national campaign.

Officials say the life-saving device is now in place at the Tesco store on the Hardwick estate in response to feedback from staff and shoppers alike.

The move is also part of a campaign in which the store chain is working with the British Heart Foundation to place the equipment in its larger branches.

Store manager Andy Davies, pictured above with Emma Howard, said that, while first aiders are being trained to use the machine, it is also available for shoppers to use if required.

He said: “We are proud to support this great initiative and give back to our community.”