A businesswoman has pledged the cash to help an Aberdeen community secure its own defibrillator – after reading about the campaign in the Press and Journal.
Craigiebuckler and Seafield Community Council has spent the past few months planning to install one of the life-saving devices in a public location.
The machines are increasingly being installed in places across the north-east, and have been credited with keeping dozens of people alive.
After reading a P&J article about the group’s ambitions, a north-east businesswoman contacted the community council to offer her help.
Commercial director of Ellon-based firm Abrras, Cheryl Jones, said: “After seeing an article from the Press and Journal online, it was something I had to get involved in.
“These types of devices can be beneficial to so many people.
“In Scotland the average survival rate of people suffering from a cardiac arrest has improved from 1 in 20 to 1 in 10.
“This massive improvement is due to educating people and having more defibrillators readily available.”
Chairman of the Craigibuckler and Seafield group, William Sell, said: “It’s fantastic news for the community and I’m so glad Cheryl sought us out.
“Our next step is to find a home for this life-saving device.”
Ms Jones has also offered to train the members of the community council, and anyone else who is interested, in how to use the defibrillator.