Good comes from tragedy

ON Sunday, Pirate FM hosted the Cornwall’s Local Heroes Awards 2016 with one presented to a lady from Helston.

Kathryn Hines (my ex-wife) was rewarded for her work in raising funds for the first 24-hour access defibrillators to be installed in the town.

She set up the charity, the Andrew Oliver Big Heart Fund, following the death of her partner in 2014 from a sudden heart attack.

The charity has now placed seven defibrillators around the area, with the latest installed at the Tesco store in Helston.

Although nothing can properly compensate up for the loss her family continue to feel, as her former husband and good friend to ‘Ollie’, I am proud of how she has managed to find a positive out of the tragedy.

It will be fitting that other peoples lives will be saved by these machines, and know he would be proud of her, and our daughters too.

Toby Hines

Toby Hines founded the Helston Advertiser in 2000 and is a passionate supporter of local businesses. He is a big believer in health and wellness and likes to begin most days with a walk around Helston with his Golden Retriever or an hour in the gym. A father of three, he is happiest when spending quality time with the family.

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