Heartbeat of Sport shows its support

Halifax RLFC mascot Halicat, Rotarians Hazel Brindle, Barry Small, Village Restaurant owner Mr Raja and Tony Tonks
Halifax RLFC mascot Halicat, Rotarians Hazel Brindle, Barry Small, Village Restaurant owner Mr Raja and Tony Tonks

Heartbeat of Sport has lent its support to an appeal to install life saving equipment in Sowerby Bridge town centre.

The town’s Rotary Club is running a Tree of Light and Defibrillator Project which is asking the public to sponsor a light on a town centre tree with donations going to the £2,000 cost to install the AED.

After reading about the community campaign, ex Halifax RLFC player and Heartbeat of Sport co-ordinator Tony Tonks contacted campaign organisers Hazel Brindle and Barry Small.

The lights of the Village Restaurant car park ash tree will be switched on, on November 14, at 6pm.

Special guests will include a Halifax RLFC player and their mascot Halicat, Tony Tonks and music from Imperial Crusaders band and a folk singer.

Memory forms can be collected from Sowerby Bridge businesses including Village Restaurant, Whitakers Opticians and others, and will be included in a special book of remembrance.

Mr Tonks said: “It’s important for us that we see the life-saving equipment installed.”

Hazel said: “We’re thrilled to get support from Tony - it’s wonderful what can be achieved when we work together. Support is gathering - we’ve already raised £300; before the lights have been turned on. We hope people will come and show their support on the night.”