A MUM has raised funds to purchase a life-saving defibrillator in memory of her daughter who died in her sleep of a heart problem.

Elaine Johnson’s family started their campaign, ‘Chloe’s Starlight Fund’, after the death of her daughter from Dilated Cardiomyopathy in 2004.

The fund has raised money for local heart charities over the last 14 years and has now paid to install a publicly-accessible defibrillator outside the Marks and Spencer store in the Banbury Gateway shopping centre.

In 2017, Ms Johnson undertook a sponsored climb of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and M&S has pledged to match her funds and place a second defibrillator in the town centre in Chloe’s name.

Ms Johnson said: “I was overwhelmed with the support and donations I received for my bridge climb last year, and now the newly-installed defibrillator proudly sits outside the Banbury M&S Store bearing Chloe’s photo.

"Hopefully it might just save a life one day. I would personally like to thank the team at M&S and all those who donated towards this project and helped me achieve this goal.”

A dancer since the age of three, at 16 Chloe developed the rare heart condition while studying musical theatre.

She died in 2004, aged 18, a year after being diagnosed.