A WIRRAL motorcycle club joined together to buy and donate a defibrillator to a pub in Eastham.

The club, The Snatch Mcc, made the decision after witnessing a tragedy that had taken place at one of their biker’s parties in December this year.

On Saturday, July 9, the club donated the life-saving device to The Tap Pub in Eastham Ferry which is to be used by the pub and the local surrounding area.

Snatch Mcc member David Bakstad, also known as Didd, told the Globe: “No matter a person’s age or fitness level, a cardiac arrest can happen to anyone.

Wirral Globe: Bikers from the motorcycle club The Snatch Mcc in The Tap Pub in EasthamBikers from the motorcycle club The Snatch Mcc in The Tap Pub in Eastham

“For every minute after someone suffers an arrest, they lose 10% of their survival chances.

“Unfortunately, we can’t always rely on our wonderful paramedic service to arrive swiftly, for matters that are beyond their control.

“Therefore, the onus is placed on bystanders to take action, and with this defibrillator, we have donated, any untrained individual will be able to resuscitate a casualty with ease.”

Wirral Globe:

On the day of the unveiling, vicar of Eastham’s St Mary's church Beth Glover and local councillor Christopher Carubia were in attendance, as well as members of the local community.

Wirral Globe: The defibrillator donated by the club in The Tap PubThe defibrillator donated by the club in The Tap Pub

David said: “Too many times, we hear in the news is ‘if only they had a defibrillator on site and that life would have been saved' so we as a club wanted to give the local community that extra fighting chance of survival.

“Snatch Mcc value and love our community and wish every possible chance that our donation can aid in the possibility of saving a life one day.”