Syonsby Acres is the latest location for a defibrillator in Melton Mowbray. Working with the Town Estate, Syonsby Acres is a community golf and recreation centre which also has a pre-school and camping site. It is a hugely popular attraction all the year around, and as a sports facility, higher risk from Cardiac Arrest.

"We are delighted to support the Town Estate again, and this site makes the 10th in Melton, and the 428th in Leicestershire, provided via CHT. All defibrillators sites should be supported with a sustainability and governance programme and this site will be also registered onto the National defibrillator Database (” Training of staff took place Monday morning at the centre.

Toby Heaver, Manager of Syondsby Acres said “It is really great to have the defibrillator here at the centre. Having a defibrillator handy will give visitors more confidence in helping in any emergency situation that may occur”.

The Community Heartbeat Trust is the UK’s leading organisation in the provision of community-based defibrillators, and the only organisation addressing Sustainability, Resilience and Governance of these important life-saving devices. “It is not just about the defibrillator,” says Martin Fagan, National Secretary of CHT. “ These are medical devices and need to have a proper and sustainable approach to ensure the right equipment is used, fully sustainable,a nd managed by a proper governance system. Publicly accessible sites also need the correct Public liability to ensure the community is protected. We try to address all of these areas for a community, and the site at Syondsby has all these in place”.

If anyone would like to contact CHT or register their defibrillator site, please do so via the website at   or the National Defibrillator Database at


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