FRIENDS and bowling teammates of a man who tragically died have left a lasting tribute in the form of a lifesaving defibrillator.
Keith Robins played for the Bush team on the Hyde Bowling Club green but sadly passed away from a heart attack in 2018.
Described as, ‘a lovely man who did lots for the bowling league over a 20-year period, including secretary and match secretary,’ his death was a shock.
The Bush Bowling Club has a Keith Robins Memorial Trophy for the pairs competition set up in his honour.
And the Tameside Men’s Bowling League raised £700 in his memory for the purchase of a defibrillator for the Hyde Bowling Club, where the man known as Peggy was a member.
It contacted Lifeline Ambulance, who provided them with one for a charitable donation of £450.
And its committee donated the balance needed to purchase the case, which Lifeline installed too.
The new addition also has a memorial plaque, made by Steve Eddleston and everyone who was involved in the fundraising effort was in attendance when it was unveiled.