A daughter has been raising money for a defibrillator at Belvoir Shopping Centre after her dad Mick collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in the town centre, whilst walking to a dentist appointment in January earlier this year.
He was assisted by passers by, East Midlands Fire Brigade and Ambulance Service and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance Service before being transferred to Glenfield Hospital.
Amazingly, Mick survived and has made a complete recovery.
Catherine Bishop, Mick’s daughter, said: “As we cannot possibly pay back all of the incredible people that ultimately saved my dad’s life, we decided to pay it forward and raise money to have a defibrillator installed in Coalville Town Centre so that others could benefit if ever they needed the help.
“We decided if there was to be any money left over after purchasing the defibrillator, we would donate it to the Air Ambulance.
“We now have raised way over our initial target of £1,500, we are in a position to to make a donation of £2,237 to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance Service.