A Birmingham manufacturer has donated a life-saving ‘talking’ defibrillator to a city golf course.

Evac+Chair, which makes emergency evacuation chairs, has given a CardiAid Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Hatchford Brook Golf Course, next to Birmingham Airport.

The defibrillator is used to provide life-saving electroshock treatment for people who suffer a heart attack or cardiac arrest.

Barry Scholes, director at Evac+Chair International and seven-year member of Hatchford Brook Golf Club, said: “With over 30,000 cardiac arrests in the UK every year, I think it is essential that every golf club and leisure facility in the country should be equipped with an AED.

Having witnessed several incidents of sudden cardiac arrest, it has opened my eyes to the importance of this equipment being on premises like Hatchford Brook Golf Course.”

* Pictured are Barry Scholes, Duncan Attwood, general manager at Hatchford Brook Golf Club and Mark Wallace, managing director at Evac+Chair International