THE family of a popular businesswoman who died from a sudden heart attack have started a campaign to install more defibrillators in Minehead.

Jane Flay, 48, died on June 2 after being airlifted to Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital from her home on the Duck housing estate in the West Somerset seaside town.

Her family believe she may have survived if there had been a defibrillator sited nearer to where she lived.

Jane's son Jordan Phippen has started a fundraiser to fund one of the life-saving machines on the estate.

He said: "My brother-in-law was with her when she had the attack and phoned 999.

"They asked if there was a defibrillator handy, but the closest one was a ten-minute round walk away.

"Because he had no access to one, we may have missed the chance to save my mum.

"We got her heartbeat back with CPR. Then she was airlifted to Musgrove, where sadly she passed away the next day."

Jordan set up a fundraising appeal online that raised the £2,000 needed for a defibrillator on the Duck estate within a couple of days.

Money continues to come in and he is hoping to raise enough for a second machine at Cuckoo Meadow, where Jane's brother lives.

Jane, who leaves her mother, husband, brother and sister, three sons and a daughter and two grandchildren, with a third due next month.

Jordan said his mum, who ran Janey's Café, in Williton Spar, was "the kindest, most thoughtful person".

"My mum was the loudest person in the room," added Jordan.

"Wherever she was, she was the person to get people going - the life of the party.

"Everybody loved her. She just brightened everyone's day.

"She'd do anything for anyone and did a lot of charity work around Christmas,taking meals to elderly people and anyone on their own.

"She was a big part of not only my life but my family’s too, not to mention all of her friends, and her

customers in our community.

"We're pleased to be able to put a defibrillator in her memory on our home estate in Minehead so that residents will have a chance to help their loved ones in the case of an emergency."

You can contribute to the fundraiser via the Go Fund Me page Defibrillator in Memory of Jane Flay.