A Dundee butcher has launched a fundraising campaign to give people in the West End 24-hour access to a defibrillator.
Owners at West End Butchers, on Perth Road, are fundraising to purchase the lifesaving device.
The effort is part of a nationwide scheme which was set up after a Kinross butcher lost a customer to a heart attack shortly after they left the shop.
West End Butcher owner Ian Dunbar aims to raise enough funds to provide the West End shopping area with a 24-hour, publicly accessible defibrillator.
The store is also set to match every donation made by members of the public pound for pound – with the potentially life-saving device costing nearly £3,000.
Ian’s son, Lee, who works alongside his dad, said: “We want to raise the money so that the area has access to a defibrillator.
“We heard about the scheme and we realised that 80 to 90% of our customers were elderly people and this was something that could benefit them.
“This could be something that saves someone’s life.
“The West End serves a large population of elderly folks, who are considered a higher risk of suffering cardiac arrest. We feel this would be a massive benefit to our area.”
Lee added the scheme would ensure that people visiting the West End would have access to the device in an emergency both day and night.
He said that the family had seen many regular customers suffer cardiac arrests – leading them to think about ways to try to mitigate the problem.
The scheme is part of the Butchers at the Heart of the Community initiative.
Pamela Hunter, a butcher from Kinross, started the project after hearing that a customer had died of a cardiac arrest shortly after picking up his order from the store in December 2016.
She then launched the campaign and raised money for a device for the area – which is now stationed outside her shop.
People who want to contribute to the campaign can drop into West End Butchers, where a donation tin is stationed on the counter.
Alternatively, people can visit an online fundraising page to make a donation at gofundme.com/westendCPR.