Heathrow Airport is giving away defibrillators to local community groups, charities and small organisations based around its north London campus.

The airport has recently updated all the defibrillators in its terminals and, after thorough testing, wants to make sure the previous models – which have plenty of life in them – go to good use. The devices are free of charge to any local community group.

Heathrow is offering to donate Lifepack 1000 units, all of which are under 10 years old and still in full working order, with new batteries, a carry case and strap. The units only require new pads, which cost around £10 to replace. There were 65 devices still available at the time of writing. 

Becky Coffin, director of communities and sustainability at Heathrow, said: “A defibrillator in the right place can be a genuine lifesaver. That’s why we want to make sure that every single one of these is given a good home in the local community. Anyone from a local group who thinks they would benefit from a free defibrillator should get in touch [with the Heathrow Communities Team]to register their interest.”

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