A CAMPAIGN to introduce defibrillators in as many public places as possible has been given a cash boost.

ICL Boulby in Saltburn donated funds after an application for £1,500 was approved.

This led to the kit being installed in Carlin How Club.

The bid was strongly supported by Gordon Hogg, the production electrical superintendent at the Boulby mine.

Gordon was in the Coastguard for more than 12 years and has also trained in first aid.

He said: “Already two of the units that have been fitted previously have been brought into action, in one case saving the life of a casualty. On the other occasion the unit was accessed and was on stand-by for use with a suspected heart attack.”