Sheringham supermarket staff are all heart

Tesco Sheringham store manager Leon Egmore (centre) with staff members Grace Baldry-Roberts and Scot

Tesco Sheringham store manager Leon Egmore (centre) with staff members Grace Baldry-Roberts and Scott Meadows-Wright and the new defibrillator installed at the Cromer Road store as part of the company's charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation. Picture: KAREN BETHELL - Credit: Archant

Sheringham's Tesco supermarket now has a lifesaving defibrillator, thanks to the company's charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation.

A team of staff have been trained to use the equipment, which will be fixed to a wall next to the customer service point, but it will also be available for use by members of the public.

'It is a vital piece of equipment which could potentially save lives,' said store manager Leon Egmore.

'And, particularly living in a rural area with an older population, every minute counts.'

Mr Egmore now wants to let local people know that the defibrillator, which has been installed as part of a Tesco initiative to put lifesaving equipment in selected stores, can be used by anyone encountering an emergency.


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'We are in an ideal position near the centre of town and, because the machine talks you through what to do, anyone can use it – the aim is to make sure that lifesaving equipment is never more than a few minutes away,' he said.

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