PRIZES are flooding in for a raffle at the Union pub in Norton in aid of the Gazette & Herald’s Pulse Appeal.

More than 40 donations have been made from local businesses for the fundraiser which will be held as part of a quiz night on Sunday, August 15 at 8pm.

Entry to the quiz is £1, with a prize for the winning team.

A full list of raffle prizes will appear in next week’s Gazette & Herald.

Tickets are still available for a fundraising evening at Malton Spice in Castlegate on Tuesday, August 3.

Tickets are £10 per person and can be booked by phoning John Millar on 01653 692762.

The Gazette & Herald is aiming to buy two defibrillators for Malton and Norton.

A defibrillator, also known as automated external defibrillators (AEDs), is a life-saving machine that gives the heart an electric shock in some cases of cardiac arrest.

When someone has a cardiac arrest, defibrillation needs to be prompt.

Research shows that applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides the best possible chance of survival.

Support for The Pulse Appeal has been given by the British Heart Foundation, which will consider funding 50 per cent of the cost of a defibrillator.

The Malton branch is also backing the appeal with plans to hold a fundraising event in the town.

A bank account for the appeal has now been opened.

Cheques made payable to The Pulse Appeal can be paid into any branch of Barclays bank using the sort code 206775 – account number 83620506. Alternatively donations may be left at the Gazette & Herald office, 21 Yorkersgate, Malton or phone 01653 695600.

Anyone who would like an appeal event publicising should phone the same number.