A FUNDRAISING drag night is to be held to fund a community defibrillator - after a man collapsed with a bleed on the brain and was saved by two heroes outside a pub.

Drag queen, Sequined Sherill, is due to perform a night of entertainment at The Waterloo Pub on Grange Road in Weymouth on October 23.

The call for a new defibrillator comes after a man nearly died outside the pub, but was luckily saved by the actions of a heroic pair who ran to his side and performed CPR to revive him.

Dorset Echo: The Waterloo Pub in Weymouth. Picture: Ellie MaslinThe Waterloo Pub in Weymouth. Picture: Ellie Maslin

Dawn Axe, manager of The Waterloo Pub, ran out of her pub after Andy Lane suddenly fell off his motorcycle in the St Johns Court car park at approximately on August 12.

As she left the pub, her friend and taxi driver Ricky Cleverley joined her as they saw the biker was unresponsive.

Both CPR trained, the pair took it in turns to perform chest compressions in a bid to revive him.

Dawn and Ricky carried out 20 minutes of chest compressions to revive him but he stopped breathing again, meaning the pair had to resume CPR.

Minutes later, the emergency services arrived where they were able to take over treatment before taking him Southampton General Hospital.

Andy woke up in hospital a fortnight after his ordeal and has since been gradually recovering, but still suffers some mobility and vision issues.

He recently popped back in to the Waterloo when he was fit enough for a reunion with his life-savers and told them he will forever be thankful.

Following the life-saving intervention, The Waterloo Pub is now aiming to raise £3,000 to install a defibrillator for the community, with any additional funds being donated towards The Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton General Hospital.

Organiser of the drag night, Mr Mears said: “This fun night will be the most entertaining night in Weymouth for a long time, with the purpose of raising money for a community defibrillator based at the pub. So come along. Entrance is free, and your donations are most welcomed towards this cause.”

Pub manager, Dawn said: "We have a lovely beer garden with a few booths that have heaters as well as indoor space, we are a non-discriminatory pub, as manager I will not tolerate any abuse to our customers and hope we can provide a welcoming and safe place for everyone to meet and feel at ease."

The Waterloo Pub also runs regular weekly meet up evenings every Tuesday for transgender and cross dressing people, but is also open to all from the LGBT+ community and its allies.

A number of local bands will perform at the pub with a few entertainers, including another drag performance, in a bid to raise more money for the defibrillator on Saturday, November 6.

Donations can be made through http://gofund.me/93bd714d