Life saving equipment to be installed around March
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A campaign to install defibrillators across March to help people who have suffered a cardiac arrest has begun with a launch by town Mayor councillor Rob Skoulding and local charity Breathe Easy Fenland.
The group donated £500 to Cllr Skoulding to get the fund raising ball rolling on getting the important pieces of equipment in March.
The first one will be installed at the Town Hall as it is a central location.
Cllr Skoulding said: “I would like the defibrillators to be spaced four minutes apart around town as that is how long it takes for the brain to die. We are hoping for as many as possible to help save lives in March.
“The breathe easy donation was incredibly kind and is an important start to getting this campaign up and running.”
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The presentation took place at St Peter’s Church Hall.
The charity Breathe Easy campaigns for better services and care for people with lung conditions.
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It also spreads the word about the causes and signs of lung disease and how to prevent it.
They fight to keep the issues that matter on the political agenda from protecting children against second-hand smoke to calling for more research funding.
They also bring people with lung disease together through support groups, web community and penpals scheme, while nurses and fitness instructors support people in their communities.
Whittlesey Defibrillators for All has raised more than £25,000 to provide 19 defibillators at shops and outside houses across the town.