New trampoline business can also save Rotherham lives

A NEW business which describes itself as a “spring-loaded urban playground” has been given the chance to save lives.

Trampoline park Jump Inc has been awarded a defibrillator by the British Heart Foundation.

Financial director Lee Shipley said the machine – which is used to help cardiac arrest victims – is available for public use at the business’s premises on Rail Mill Way, Parkgate Retail Park.

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He said that the defibrillator would mean peace of mind for his customers as well as the general public.

Mr Shipley said: “We had to go above and beyond to prove we were suitable to get this.”

The business, which opened in November, had to show that the defibrillator would be accessible to the public in order for it to be granted by the British Heart Foundation charity.

It has already been installed on the wall at the reception entrance of Jump Inc and is placed in a container called a cabin to keep it safe.

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Users ring a phone number to get the code that accesses the defibrillator when it is needed.

Mr Shipley said: “To be awarded this we had to ensure the equipment would also be publicly accessible 24/7.

“Our premises are five minutes from Parkgate Retail Park which has an enormous footfall. This device will save someone’s life one day.”