A heart-saving device has been installed in the heart of Golcar.

Restaurant the Duck and Spoon has unveiled a brand new defibrillator on its outside walls on Town End.

The life-saving device was donated by the Colne Valley Lions and has been described by restaurant owner Chris Townend as “a gift to the community.”

He said: “We are right in the centre of Golcar so it made sense to put one here.”

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Duck and Spoon restaurant Golcar, home of new community defibrillator. David Ruscoe of Colne Valley Lions (left) with Chris Townend - Restaurant proprietor.

The Lions acquired five defibrillators at the end of 2015 and have installed them across Colne Valley.

The device, which stops and re-starts the heart during a cardiac arrest, saves thousands of lives each year.

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Chris said: “We were contacted by David Ruscoe from the Lions saying they had one going spare and wondered if we would like it.

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“Obviously we jumped at the chance.

“It is a real gift to the community and although we are thrilled to have it, we hope no one gets into the situation where they need to use it.”

Lions chairman David Ruscoe said: “We’re delighted to donate this defibrillator to the Duck and Spoon.

Duck and Spoon restaurant Golcar, home of new community defibrillator.

“We decided at last year’s beer festival to purchase the defibrillators for each of the five villages in Colne Valley, so this is this year’s contribution to the community.”

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Marsden, Slaithwaite, Linthwaite and Milnsbridge also now have their own defibrillator, while rural communities further afield have been peppered with the devices.

In January this year, an old phone box in Upper Denby was transformed into a defibrillator station following donations from the public.

AFC Emley, Kirkburton village centre and Deighton soccer complex Warrenside also have their own defibrillators.