Defibrillator installed at Peter Paine

Paul and Kay Rawlinson of Burgh le Marsh with the defribillator at the Co-op, they are due to install four more around Burgh le Marsh.
Paul and Kay Rawlinson of Burgh le Marsh with the defribillator at the Co-op, they are due to install four more around Burgh le Marsh.

Boston’s Peter Paine Sports Centre is set to get a public defibrillator for emergency use from the family of a teenager who died of an undiagnosed heart condition at a sports centre in 2012.

Craig Rawlinson, who was 18 at the time, suddenly fell, hitting his head during football training at Skegness Academy sports hall in 2012.

Craig Rawlinson/Peter Paine Sports Centre

Craig Rawlinson/Peter Paine Sports Centre

Since then his family have been raising funds for defibrillators to be placed around his home village of Burgh le Marsh.

However, Craig’s godmother and programme area manager for Health and Social Care at Boston College, Jo Wright, asked for one to be placed at the college’s Peter Paine centre.

She said: “Craig was just like the sports guys at the college and people that are down there now.

“He was funny, bright, loved sport and loved football. He really enjoyed life and was loved by everyone. He was just a really nice, kind guy and I think he’d be really proud of his 
parents and what they have done.”

Staff and first aiders at the college will be trained to use the equipment.

Another defibrillator is planned to be installed by the college in the main campus.