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Waterside Defibrillator for Exmoor

Visitors to Wistlandpound Reservoir can now enjoy added peace of mind, as well as the beautiful surroundings, after a defibrillator was placed at Calvert Trust Exmoor's Boathouse. The life-saving equipment was donated to Exmoor by local fuel and lubricants distributor, Butler Fuels, which is part of Certas Energy.


The donation was made as part of Certas Energy’s partnership with the Oliver King Foundation; the company encourages staff at its depots to identify groups and organisations which need help to fund defibrillators in their local areas.


Calvert Trust Exmoor was nominated for the defibrillator donation by Butler Fuels employee, Adam Joslin. Adam, who works at the Butler Fuels depot on the Seven Brethren Estate in Barnstaple, was there when the defibrillator was presented to the trust by The Oliver King Foundation founder, Mark King.


defib presentation

L to R: Adam Joslin (Butler Fuels) with Mark King from The Oliver King Foundation


Sue Lewis, regional manager of Butler Fuels: “Calvert Trust Exmoor is a very worthy cause that enriches the lives of people in the South West and beyond, so we are glad there is now a defibrillator on hand to help people who visit the reservoir and its surroundings.


“Our company is now connected with the Oliver King Foundation as Corporate Partner, so we were looking for ways to raise awareness of the Foundation and its cause through donating a defibrillator unit locally.  When Adam nominated the Trust, we were more than happy to help.” 


The defibrillator is now installed at Calvert Trust Exmoor's boathouse, which is the closest building to the reservoir, to be used by its guests and the public in an emergency.  Staff members from the Trust have already received defibrillator training, so they are able to increase a patient’s chance of survival while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.


Rob Lott, Head of Communications at Calvert Trust Exmoor: “We are very grateful to The Oliver King Foundation and Certas Energy for their kind donation, and would like to thank Adam from Butler Fuels for nominating us to receive this equipment.

We provide a safe environment to encourage people with all types of disability to explore their abilities and find out what they can do. This defibrillator will provide a great deal of reassurance to both staff and visitors that in an emergency we have the equipment on hand to provide assistance.

This is our 2nd defibrillator donation having received one from British Heart Foundation earlier this month, and means that there is now a defibrillator to hand wherever guests are on our site.”


putting the defib in it's boxL to R: Adam Joslin (Butler Fuels), Tony Potter (Calvert Trust Exmoor) and Mark King (The Oliver King Foundation) putting the new defibrillator into its purpose built cabinet beside Wistlandpound Reservoir.


The Oliver King Foundation was set up in memory of Oliver King, who tragically died in March 2011 due to sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) aged 12. His death may have been prevented had there been a defibrillator on hand, which is what inspires the foundation’s efforts.


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our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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