Life-saving defibrillator installed

After supporters of a fundraiser to buy a community defibrillator queued for up to eight hours to make a contribution, the life-saving device has now been installed in Horncastle.

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After supporters of a fundraiser to buy a community defibrillator queued for up to eight hours to make a contribution, the life-saving device has now been installed in Horncastle.

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Exploding Ink, owned by Kerry and Karl Watling and located on South Street, opened their doors for more than 12 hours straight in November for people to walk in and pay between £20 and £40 for one of their specially designed heart-themed tattoos to raise the funds to purchase a defibrillator for outside their shop.

The town turned out in force with long queues stretching all the way down the street, with some queueing for between two and eight hours to show their support for the cause.

The final total raised through the ‘tattoathan’ was more than £2,000, with more donations from well-wishers soon helping Kerry and Karl reach their total. The defibrillator has now been installed outside Exploding Ink.