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Lifesaving gadget in place

The new defibrillator in Pump Lane, Thame, is opened by new mayor Jeannette Matelot Green, centre PNL-140207-165001001

The new defibrillator in Pump Lane, Thame, is opened by new mayor Jeannette Matelot Green, centre PNL-140207-165001001

A second lifesaving 
community defibrillator is now in Thame – thanks to the hardwork of a community group.

Staying Alive Thame, which raised money for the device saw it installed in Pump Lane, on the side of the Brothers salon.

It was opened by the town’s new mayor Jeanette Matelot Green.

A spokesman for the group said: “Using the defibrillator within four minutes of collapse gives the best possible chance of survival.

“Emergency operators who answer 999 calls have been given the locations of the devices, so they can direct people to their nearest community defibrillator.”

Thames’ first community defibrillator was installed earlier this year at the Scout HQ in Southern Road.

Most of the money for the new device was raised at a Zumbathon in March at Barley Hill School, organised by Rachel Swift and Sandra Brooks.

On Sunday, September 21 the group are holding a fundraising dog walk to help them continue their work. Tickets cost £10 from Brothers salon.

 

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