A BIG-HEARTED grandad is helping a lifesaving drive by installing a defibrillator outside his house and raising thousands of pounds in memory of a young boy.

Port Glasgow man Pat Dunn has been inspired by bereaved local mum Kathleen Orr's campaign in memory of her son Jayden.

Jayden was just 10 when he died in 2017 after suddenly collapsing at ice skating practice.

His family have since launched a campaign - Jayden's Rainbow - to install defibs across the area and change planning laws so that the machines are required by law in new public buildings.

Pat, 56, has raised £3,500 for Jayden's Rainbow so far and now he has gone a step further by putting a defib on his home in Bardrainney Avenue.

Dad-of-three Pat, who works in Ferguson's shipyard, said: "I really want to help in whatever way I can.

"I think what Kathleen is trying to do is incredible.

"She is an amazing lady.

"It is so important we have defibrillators that people can access when they need them.

"At the moment in Port Glasgow we have defibs that are all locked up at night inside places.

"Now people can get the help they need at our house.

"The fundraising has snowballed and hopefully we can buy outdoor cabinets to have more machines ready 24/7."

Pat met with Kathleen and her daughter Kerri to unveil the defib, along with his grandson Bobby, aged three.

Campaigning mum Kathleen has teamed up with St Andrew's First Aid and together they are putting 30 life-saving devices across Inverclyde.

She says the support of kind people like Pat - who was nominated for the Tele Community Champion Awards 2020 before they were postponed due to the coronavirus - has been instrumental in the huge success of her family's work.

Kathleen said: "Pat has been incredible.

"It is so important to get defibs out in the community where they are need most - they are no good locked up in buildings.

"Pat has raised such a lot of money for us as well.

"His support has helped push on Jayden's Rainbow."

*Note - photo taken before social distancing was introduced.