The early warning that could save lives

Fundraising mum provides new heart monitor for hospital

A mum whose fiancé died suddenly while playing in a football match has helped to fund a piece of equipment she hopes will prevent such a tragedy happening again.

Kay Linnington, 28, has donated the heart monitor to the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

She has raised more than £7,000 since her partner Ian Willoughby died of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome playing for Hook Norton in 2000.

The device, a cardiac event recorder, is attached to the patient over 24 hours to check heart irregularities and can help detect the condition before it becomes serious.