The heartbroken family of a popular landlord who died following an attack in his Paisley Road West pub has launched a fundraising campaign in his memory.

Peter Derrick, 58, suffered a cardiac arrest in the family-owned Viceroy Bar after an alleged assault by a customer on July 17.

Despite CPR efforts from another customer, Mr Derrick was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where he was placed in an induced coma.

Sadly, 12 days following the attack, Mr Derrick passed away.

Determined to highlight how her father's life may have been saved had an automated external defibrillator been on hand in the family's pub, Mr Derrick's daughter Robyn last week launched an online Go Fund Me campaign.

With a £12,000 funding goal, the family aim to raise donations to install as many defibrillators as possible in cafes, pubs and restaurants in the area between Paisley Road Toll and Ibrox Stadium.

Hoping the campaign will reach the wider community, Robyn, 27, says: "We want to give people the chance that my dad didn't have.

"Following the devastating loss of his life, we can now hope to save someone else's."

Known by friends and patrons for his lust for life and love of playing golf, Mr Derrick had been landlord of the Viceroy Bar since 1996, with his parents having run the pub from 1974.

Supporting Robyn's campaign is mum, Elaine, brother, Scott, 21, and the wider family.

Robyn admits it has been a particularly difficult time for her mum, who travelled almost daily with her dad from their home in Netherlee to her hairdressing salon, which sits across from the family bar.

One local regular of the pub this week echoed the community in saying Mr Derrick, "would do anybody a good turn."

Tricia McTier, who worked across from the Viceroy Bar for 17 years and now owns Tricia's Cafe further along Paisley Road West is just one local business owner fully behind the fundraising campaign.

Tricia says: "I've got to know the family over the years and Peter's loss has affected a lot of people.

“It’s a brilliant idea what the family is doing. If it helps save one life it’s worthwhile... and none of the businesses I know of along Paisley Road West have any equipment like this on their premises.”

In addition to installing local businesses with some of the most advanced defibrillator equipment available in the UK, specialised training will also be available for owners, staff and patrons located at the Viceroy Bar itself, as Robyn explains: "We'll be running a drop in clinic in the snug of the pub for members of the public and shop owners to come along and learn how to use the defibrillators.

"The ones we're aiming to fund are fitted with live video technology that shows people exactly what to do. This will make it so much easier for people to use the equipment."

Robyn adds, "Following this campaign we also aim to have defibrillators installed in as many public areas as possible, whether it's near football stadiums or close to busy events."

Just this week, Robyn was visited at the family's pub by Annemarie, one of the nurses who cared for her dad in the QEU hospital's Critical Care Unit. Following the Care Unit's cash donation to the campaign, Robyn said: "I can't thank the team enough for how they supported our family during what was a horrendous time. They were wonderful and I'd like to support them in return in the future." 

To support Robyn's funding campaign, click on the following Go Fund Me link.