Heartfelt success of campaign

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A campaign started by a 77-year-old pensioner has resulted in a life-saving defibrillator being installed at Bletchley Leisure Centre.

Tom Borland wrote to all 40 city councillors urging them to support the initiative.

“It is so little cost compared to saving a life,” he said.

Mr Borland has witnessed two people collapse on two separate occasions at other locations.

A defibrillator, which costs £1,000, applies an electric shock to the heart if it stops after a cardiac arrest.

Staff at the leisure centre will now be carefully trained in how to use it.

Mr Borland is pictured (right) with Councillor Chris Williams, who was the driving force in his campaign.