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Beating Hearts Merrow would like to thank the very generous local residents and organisations who have made it possible to purchase a public access defibrillator for Merrow. It has just arrived and we’re planning to have it installed ready for launch on 10th October. The defibrillator will be located on a wall near to the barber’s, close to the Merrow shops and garage. There will be very visible signs so it will be difficult to miss!

The timing is significant, as it will be a year since Judith Hunt had a sudden cardiac arrest, and her heart stopped beating. She was resuscitated through use of a defibrillator, which shocks the heart into restarting. After making a full recovery, Judith set up ‘Beating Hearts Merrow’ to fundraise for local defibrillators, as well as offer ‘Save a life’ training sessions.

Judith said: ‘I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the support we’ve had. Our target was to raise funds for one defibrillator and now we only need to raise £400 and we can order a second one. But we’re also committed to giving people the confidence to actually use a defibrillator. So we’ll be holding ‘Save a Life’ sessions. These will be a mix of in-person and virtual sessions.’

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