A MAN who died after suffering a heart attack at a popular city bingo venue has been honoured with a plaque.

David Timbrell died in hospital four days after suffering a heart attack at Majestic Bingo, Derwent Close, on October 8.

Mark Jepp, the owner of Majestic Bingo, paid for the plaque, which sits above a life-saving defibrillator which was funded in memory of Mr Timbrell, who lived in Malvern and played bingo twice a week.

Adam Charlesworth, general manager of Majestic Bingo, gave him CPR and stayed with him until the paramedics arrived.

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Mr Charlesworth said: "It was really crazy and terribly sad that David passed away. On the day, I went out to the smoking area where he explained he was struggling to catch his breath.

"I called an ambulance and was told to call back if the pains got worse and later on he collapsed to the floor.

"I performed CPR until the ambulance turned up but sadly he passed away four days later."

June Broadway, staff member at Majestic Bingo, organised for customers, staff and local businesses in the area to all pitch in to fundraise for a defibrillator after the incident.

Malvern Gazette: Bekky Sheppard and Adam Charlesworth of Majestic Bingo.Bekky Sheppard and Adam Charlesworth of Majestic Bingo. (Image: Bekky Sheppard)

The total money raised amounted to £1,250 which was used to purchase the defibrillator and its case.

Bekky Sheppard, duty manager of Majestic Bingo, said: "After what happened, it triggered an idea from customers and staff about buying a defibrillator.

"We decided to raise money to purchase one, with a small donation from Betfred, D&S contractors and the majority of our customers and staff here at Majestic Bingo.

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Malvern Gazette: Matthew Jones and Ryan Anderson, from Frontline ElectricalMatthew Jones and Ryan Anderson, from Frontline Electrical (Image: Bekky Sheppard)

"We raised the money within two weeks to buy a defibrillator and a case and we are working with Hereford and Worcester First Responders whom we purchased the defibrillator from and they will also be giving staff training on how to use it.

"Any company in the area will have access to the defibrillator if needed.

"We are very grateful to each and every person who donated prizes and money towards helping us buy the defibrillator."

The defibrillator was fitted by local electricians Matthew Jones and Ryan Anderson, from Frontline Electrical, for free.