A TOWN centre shop is celebrating after enough money was raised to buy a piece of lifesaving equipment.

The Leader reported recently on the installation of a new defibrillator near Buckley Town Council's offices in Mold Road.

Family-run barber shop Grade One in Brunswick Road now has its own defibrillator and owner Julie Lovelock said she wants the town to know it is there if it is needed.

She explained: "When Messy Mallies craft cafe was here they decided to fundraise for a defibrillator for their chop and for the community.

"They were working very hard to fundraise but when the shop had to close they passed on the funds to us to continue.

"Then Buckley Events and Attractions Society (BEATS) got in touch and they asked if they could donate. "Dave Edwards of Resuscitation and Medical Consultancy Ltd contributed as well and now we have the defibrillator.

"It is very nice to have it and we're trying to make sure everyone knows it is here.

"It is for the town and it's here if it is needed during our opening hours.

"I think they are very important - they save lives."

Defibrillators give a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.

The high energy shock is called defibrillation and it is an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who is in cardiac arrest.