A local community pub in Stoke on Trent, The Ford Green hosted a visit from the MP, Jonathan Gullis last week on Friday 12th May following fantastic fundraising efforts from the Operator Jane Bushell to raise a lifesaving defibrillator and blood kit. Jonathan is the chair of the newly formed APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) for Defibrillators.
MP Jonathan Gullis, commented: “It was fantastic to visit The Ford Green pub and see first-hand the results of the excellent fundraising efforts, led by manager Jayne, that have seen over £2,000 raised for a defibrillator and bleed control kit.
As Chair of the newly formed APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) for Defibrillators, I was so impressed to see this fundraising target achieved in such a short space of time. It demonstrates how The Ford Green sits at the heart of the local community.
Already seen at one of Proper Pubs’ other venues in the city, defibrillators save lives, and it is so encouraging to hear their targets of fundraising for one at all of their pubs.
It was great to round off my visit by trying my hand at pulling a pint and I look forward to visiting again very soon.”
Stephanie Briggs, Business Development Manager at Admiral Taverns, commented: “It was a pleasure to meet MP, Jonathan Gullis last week and highlight the fantastic work our pubs across the country are doing to raise money to ensure their communities have access to lifesaving defibrillators. Community pubs provide a place to bring people together to support each other and it’s great to see this being recognised. A huge congratulations to our wonderful operator, Jayne and her amazing community who have all come together to create this success.”
Jayne Bushell, Operator at the Ford Green, commented: “I really enjoyed hosting MP, Jonathan Gullis at the Ford Green last week and appreciate him taking the time to visit us. Community pubs are more than just a place to drink, they are the social hubs of their communities, providing a safe and warm place to meet with friends, constantly raising vital money for charities like we have done here with our defibrillator and blood kit. It was a good opportunity to highlight what more could be done to support pubs and their local communities. I hope to see Jonathan again soon.”