Life at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park has just got much safer, with a new defibrillator installed in the heart of it.

Nottingham City Council is delighted to have received a £1,500 donation from the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park to install a ‘heartstart’ device. It is located in a disused phone box at the edge of the main car park, and on the primary walkway from Wollaton Hall to the Courtyard café & the Nottingham Industrial Museum.

In honour of the donation, Wollaton Hall unveiled the defibrillator on Friday 14th February and held a thank you event for the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park, in attendance with Cllr Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture.

The unveiling of the defibrillator could not have come at a more welcome time given Valentine’s Day weekend. From today, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park is equipped to help keep your heart going.

The welcome windfall has provided a much needed renovation to the phone box, a previously unloved space in Wollaton Hall & Deer Park, and will be vital to helping protect visitors throughout the grounds, house and courtyard.

Accessible to the public with a phone number and instructions, the device can save precious time, and be the difference between life and death if someone suffers a cardiac arrest and is in vital need of emergency assistance.

Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Cllr Dave Trimble, said: “It is important for Nottingham to have a defibrillator located at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park, as it is highly popular and attended by so many people, with half a million visitors on site each year.

“We are delighted that the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park have made a generous donation ensuring the installation of a new defibrillator, and hope that it will ensure visitors can continue to enjoy Wollaton Hall & Deer Park safely.”

The Rotary Club of Wollaton Park, President Chris O’Brien OBE said: “This is a great example of locally raised funds being used for the benefit of the community, and I would like to thank people for their generous donations as their kindness could help to save a life.”