Pub now offers 24 Hour access to life-saving device for both locals and visitors to the area.
The Red Lion a Batemans pub, run by Mel and Rob, is located in Mumby on the main road between Skegness and Mablethorpe, has raised the money required to install a defibrillator on site and available for public access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Rob and Mel ran several events to raise the money including a cake sale, raffles, a pancake day and a big auction. They were the chosen charity at the pub’s breakfast club and for the church quiz. The funds also benefited from donations from local community groups and a grant from East Lindsey District Council. With the grand total funding both the defibrillator and a specially designed outdoor storage box, which keeps it at the required temperature all year, while also allowing access when the pub is closed. If someone needs to use the defibrillator they can get the pin number for the box by calling 999.
‘We see ourselves as the heart of our community and want to be able to help those who live nearby in any way we can. This is why we were so keen to raise money for the defibrillator. We received a lot of local support for which we are very grateful. While we hope no one ever needs to use it, it creates a real feeling of security for residents knowing it is there if required.
Stuart Bateman, Managing Director of Batemans, added:
We’re incredibly proud of the Rob and Mel, they have made the pub in to a real community pub, which has been proved by their determination to raise enough money for the defibrillator; they exemplify the community-focused attitude we like all our landlords to have. This will make a real difference to those in the area and we would encourage other pubs to think about doing the same.
The Red Lion is a friendly welcoming pub offering top quality food and ales. Very much part of the village life. More information can be found on their website www.theredlionmumby.co.uk or telephone number 01507 490391.
Batemans is a family brewer based in Lincolnshire, England, with the fourth generation of the family working for the business full time, and the fifth generation supporting during the school holidays. It has brewed beer from its Brewery in Wainfleet since 1874, and has 60 plus pubs in its estate, predominately based in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire Dales, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
Batemans brews four permanent cask beers, as well as a monthly seasonal beer. It offers a wide selection of bottled beers, which are available to buy online and in supermarkets across the UK.