Bowling club’s defibrillator tribute unveiled

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.

Andrew Saville, First responder, Michael Langford, paramedic, John Gilmore, nurse and founder of Lifeline Ambulance, Alan Garlick, first responder, Diane Winch, Hyde Club bowler and Dave Birchall, Hyde Club bowler, fundraiser and good friend of Keith Robins.

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.

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