Hearty good fun at the annual March Mayor’s ball nets £1,100 for defibrillators in the town

March Mayor's Ball. Picture: Rob Morris.

March Mayor's Ball. Picture: Rob Morris. - Credit: Archant

Revellers at the annual March Mayor’s ball showed they had a heart by helping to raise £1,100 towards providing defibrillators in the town.

The event was held at the Braza Club in Elm Road and attracted 110 people, including dignitaries from across the area, who tucked into a five course dinner before dancing the night away to popular band Skyliners.

Mayor Robert Skoulding launched the ‘Have a heart appeal’ last summer to raise money during his term of office to buy as many of the life-saving machines as possible for the town.

Numerous defibrillators have already been installed including at the Town Hall, Broad Street and at several schools.

The aim is to have everyone in town living within three minutes of one of the machines, which can be used by anyone without training when a person is suffering a heart attack.

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