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"Donation from Eddie Tipper's family will help save more lives" says FCC Environment

20 Mar 2017 16:09

Staff at Staffordshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre were honoured today to have taken delivery of a defibrillator in memory of the life of much-loved local man Eddie Tipper.

On September 5th 2014, Eddie Tipper suffered a sudden, fatal heart attack whilst visiting the centre in Cheadle, Staffordshire, which is managed by FCC Environment.

Ed Tipper
*Ed Tipper

“The workers at the Household Recycling Centre were fantastic and helped make him comfortable whilst supporting his wife, our mum Wendy, until the first responder and ambulance arrived and the FCC team continued to assist the emergency services in their work”, said his daughter Beth Flashman.

“As a family we have all been absolutely devastated by his sudden death and have worked over the last 2 years to raise money to buy a defibrillator and wall mounted box which we hope could save other families from the grief and suffering that we have experienced”.

The defibrillator is to be sited at the Cheadle Household Recycling Centre in memory of Eddie. It will be available to be used by anybody attending the Household Recycling Centre and is fully registered with 999 emergency call handlers.

“As a family, we would like to thank all those who have contributed financially, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Liam, Phil and staff at the Household Recycling Centre and FCC Environment for their kindness, generosity and assistance in obtaining and siting the defibrillator”, concluded Beth.

Beth Flashman
*Beth Flashman

Contract Manager Liam Bould of FCC Environment said, “We are immensely grateful to the Tipper family for this extremely generous donation and are proud to have been able to work with the family in this way to honour Mr Tipper’s life.”

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