The Furze Wren and The Wrong ’Un, both in Bexleyheath, have each had life-saving equipment installed.
A fundraising campaign in the town raised £2,500 for three defibrillator machines, the third having been installed at the local ASDA store.
The businesses were specifically selected for their extended hours, as well as location, and staff will be trained in how to use a defibrillator, in case of emergency within Bexleyheath’s town centre.
Joanne Howe, British Heart Foundation fundraising volunteer manager, SE London and NW Kent, said: “We launched the appeal in April and, through the fantastic support of everybody, we raised the money needed by July, which is great in this current climate.”
Terry Fitzgerald (pictured centre with Tasha D'Mello, left, from The Furze Wren and Bruce Levy of Asda), pub manager at The Wrong ’Un, said: “We all worked really hard together to raise the funds – and the equipment is now in place, which is great news for the Bexleyheath community.”