Thompson Building Services Engineers install local Life Saving Defibrillator


When we were contacted by our neighbours Paintwell Preston to ask if we could install a life saving defibrillator outside their store on Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston we were happy to donate our labour and materials free of charge for the installation.

Jackie at Paintwell Preston raised over £1600 through raffles and donations to purchase the defibrillator in memory of the store manager Mark Kenny who sadly passed away on 1st May 2023.

The life saving defibrillator, installed in Mark’s memory, can be accessed by any member of the public in an emergency by calling 999 and being given a code to access the machine.

Jackie hopes this will be available to provide life saving support for anyone in need in the area.

You can find out more about locations of defibrillators here in addition to information and support from the British Heart Foundation.

Annette Thompson of Thompson Building Services Engineers said:

“We have installed a number of defibrillators free of charge for our clients at University of Central Lancashire and Lancaster University so we were more than happy to support our neighbours and the local community.  Its an amazing achievement by Jackie to raise this amount of money in memory of a colleague and friend