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Village celebrates as first public access defibrillator installed

PUBLISHED: 17:05 06 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:05 06 December 2017

The Burgh Castle defibrillator. Photo: Heart 2 Heart Norfolk

The Burgh Castle defibrillator. Photo: Heart 2 Heart Norfolk

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A village is celebrating after its first public access defibrillator was installed.

The Heart 2 Heart Norfolk defibrillator at Ormesby St Margaret Spar. Photo: Heart 2 Heart NorfolkThe Heart 2 Heart Norfolk defibrillator at Ormesby St Margaret Spar. Photo: Heart 2 Heart Norfolk

The Spar store in North Road, Ormesby St Margaret now boasts 24 hour a day access to the piece of life saving kit.

Jayne Biggs from the Heart 2 Heart Norfolk charity said staff had totally been behind all the hard work of raising the money and getting it installed.

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She added: “The money was raised from the carrier bags charge and £250 was donated by Spar. It was my pleasure to be able to help them.”

In Burgh Castle a defibrillator has been installed at the Village Hall. It’s been placed by the back double doors, so it’s nearer to the playing field and is also covered by CCTV.

The Heart 2 Heart Norfolk defibrillator at Ormesby St Margaret Spar. Photo: Heart 2 Heart NorfolkThe Heart 2 Heart Norfolk defibrillator at Ormesby St Margaret Spar. Photo: Heart 2 Heart Norfolk

It comes thanks to John Braine who lives in the village who held a birthday party and asked for donations towards the device instead of gifts after his niece died of sudden death aged 32.

Mr Barine thanked everyone who came to his party and donated.

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