Caroline Flint MP joined parish councillors and Tracey Wood, partner of Michael Townsend, at the Rossington Miners Welfare to unveil the latest Defibrillator in tribute to Michael, a popular local postman in Rossington.
Said Caroline: "Michael Townsend was a very popular figure in Rossington and his work brought him into contact with many residents. This a lovely and fitting tribute to him."
Michael was a postman in Rossington for over 20 years and was very much loved and respected by all his customers. He was a keen cricketer, playing for Rossington to a high standard, and he was known for being a good bowler. His other love was fishing, which he did right to the end. He would travel the length and breadth of the country fulfilling his passion.
Sadly, Michael passed away suddenly at the age of 48, just as he was embarking on a new venture to foster children, something he’d been looking forward to doing for many years. His partner Tracey will carry on to fulfil his dream. Parish councillor Bob Anderson thought it was a fitting tribute to dedicate a defibrillator, that will hopefully save lives, to his much missed and esteemed colleague Michael. This suggestion was welcomed by Rossington Parish Council.
Photo shows: left to right parish councillor, Carole Wileman, Bob Anderson, Ken Guest, Caroline and Tracey Wood.