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Walton firm celebrates 160 years - with donation of two emergency defibrillators

PUBLISHED: 12:51 09 August 2018 | UPDATED: 07:45 10 August 2018

Bruce Oxley, a director of PG Oxley, hands over the defibrillator unit to Philip Oxley, chairman of Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Picture: SPHO PHOTOGRAPHY

Bruce Oxley, a director of PG Oxley, hands over the defibrillator unit to Philip Oxley, chairman of Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Picture: SPHO PHOTOGRAPHY

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A family business in Walton-on-the-Naze has donated two emergency defibrillators to the community.

Marcus Hayward, manager of PG Oxley’s Clacton office, hands over the defibrillator unit to a representative of Clacton RNLI Picture: SPHO PHOTOGRAPHYMarcus Hayward, manager of PG Oxley’s Clacton office, hands over the defibrillator unit to a representative of Clacton RNLI Picture: SPHO PHOTOGRAPHY

Building Contractors and Funeral Directors P.G Oxley Limited has recently celebrated 160 years of trading and were keen to take on a community project to mark the occasion.

The firm decided on donating two automatic heart defibrillator units, which have now been installed at the RNLI lifeboat buildings at Clacton and Walton.

Company director Bruce Oxley said the family had strong links to the RNLI.

He said: “The business is now running with the sixth generation of family working in it, whilst the local lifeboat station at Walton now has the fourth generation of our family involved. By locating two of these units on the lifeboat stations at Clacton and Walton, we wanted to provide a resource that could be used in an emergency in areas that are popular both with local people and that get very busy in the summer”.

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