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Supporting the local community

LKAB Minerals and Beswick Parish Council
LKAB Minerals employees with members of Beswick Parish Council at the Defribrillator handover in Lund, UK.

On Friday 16th June 2017, LKAB Minerals operation in Lund (UK), met with members of Beswick Parish Council to hand over a defibrillator for the village residents.

LKAB Minerals purchased the equipment, recognising it as vital support for local villagers. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. Many villages install this equipment in case paramedics are not immediately available. The Beswick defibrillator will be situated in what was the local telephone box, accessible after calling Yorkshire Ambulance Service for a keypad code.

 The defibrillator machine and box, to be installed in Beswick phone box

The Defribrillator LKAB Minerals donated to Beswick Parish Council

The defibrillator machine and box, to be installed in Beswick phone box

Paul Boustead, Operations Director for LKAB Minerals commented 'as a company, we feel it is important to give back to our local community. Supporting such a worthwhile investment ensures we support the local parish residents and although we hope it is not needed, it will be available to save lives. We are proud to support Beswick Parish.'

LKAB Minerals with Beswick Parish Council at the defribrillator handover

From left to right: John Wallace, Works Manager at the Lund site; Cllr Phyllis Pollard; Paul Boustead, Operations Director for LKAB Minerals UK & Ireland; Cllr June Feasby; Ian Reid, Chair of Beswick Parish Council; Cllr Mary Scaife; and Cllr Kenny Quinn.

The councillors in attendance were invited to take a tour of the Lund operation and see for themselves the processing undertaken at the site. Ian Reid, Chair for the Beswick Parish Council commented 'It was very useful and illuminating to attend a site tour and it allowed us to understand the operation of the plant. We found the hand-over a very enjoyable occasion and thank LKAB for the defibrillator.'

The Lund operation predominantly processes chalk products, used in coatings, polymer and sealant applications, and huntite, a mineral used in wire & cabling, foam insulation and rubber applications.