Hardingham is the latest village to get a defibrillator

A new defibrillator is up and running at the Memorial Hall in Hardingham. Picture: Hardingham Paris

A new defibrillator is up and running at the Memorial Hall in Hardingham. Picture: Hardingham Parish Council - Credit: hardingham parish council

Vital life-saving equipment is now up and running in a rural village thanks to a concerted fundraising effort.

Hardingham Parish Council and its residents contributed to a fund to purchase a defibrillator to be kept by the main door to the Memorial Hall. It was also boosted by a donation from Lucie's Lifesaving Project, a fund set up in memory of Reymerston farmer Lucie Proctor who died in 2008 from a sudden cardiac arrest aged just 25.

An awareness session, organised by Richard Burke and Binny Lenihan, with the Community Heartbeat Trust saw 36 residents attend to learn how to administer CPR using the equipment.

Hardingham Parish Council chairman John Sharples thanked the CHT and the village for its support and said that having an AED (defibrillator) in the rural community would help cardiac arrest sufferers get treatment more quickly.

They look forward to the defibrillator having a long and undisturbed life.


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