Rugby player's legacy helps seaside town buy life-saving equipment

The family of a rugby player who died suddenly during training have donated life saving equipment to the seaside town she loved to visit.

Lily Partridge collapsed after sustaining an injury in a training match - she was flown to hospital but died.

Lily's family and friends unveil the defibrillator on what would have been her 23rd birthday Credit: Irving of Exeter

Since her death her family have donated more than £20,000 raised in her memory to various local charities.

And, after discovering that Beer, in east Devon, wanted to buy a defibrillator by the slipway at the bottom of the fishing popular village and holiday spot, they offered to help.

Lily's parents Jeff and Liz gave the parish council the funds to install the defibrillator on what would have been Lily's 23rd birthday.

The family continue to raise funds in Lily's name to help good causes