TWO businesses have teamed up to provide life-saving equipment for the yard where a hub of businesses are located.

G&S Fitness and Tynedale Farm both decided to raise money to buy a defibrillator for Miller Business Park in Wigton.

The site is home to four businesses that would benefit from the new equipment.

Lorna Barwise, who works for G&S Fitness, said: “We have a big range of people that use the yard.

“We decided between G&S and Tynedale to use the money raised to buy a defibrillator.

“On a scale of one to 10 of how important it is, it’s a 10 because it can save someone’s life.

“If an ambulance doesn’t get here in time and you can save someone it’s really important.”

The defibrillator is located outside G&S Fitness and will be illuminated at night.

G&S owner Gary Thwaite explained: “We discussed getting a defib for quite a few months and thought it was essential that a busy business park should really have one, with large numbers of people coming into the park most days.

“The defib gives us peace of mind that if anyone does have a problem we can give them the best opportunity of survival.

“I think we all feel a little bit better that we have it.”

G&S Fitness held a coffee morning and a raffle to fundraise their part of the money. Tynedale Farm raised money through their 50th anniversary celebrations in the summer of 2018.

During an event for long-standing staff held an auction was held and all money raised during the celebration evening went towards buying the new defibrillator.

Martyn Turner, partner at Tynedale Farm, said: “We wanted something local that people could see.

“This is something local that is for the people of Wigton. You never know when someone might need to use it – we’re a big unit and close to the train station as well.

“If we never have to use it then great, but it’s knowing it’s there for people to be able to use.

“It’s nice being able to see where the money you’ve raised has gone.”