Nine life-saving community defibrillators are now in place in Thame thanks to one group’s fundraising efforts.
Staying Alive Thame was set up after a man suffered a heart attack at the Thame Barns Centre and staff decided to do something to try and prevent any repeat.
Since it was set up in 2013, the group has raised enough to install a total of nine of the life-saving machines in various locations across the town.
There are around 60,0000 heart attacks in Britain every year but defibrillation can increase their chance of survival by as much as 50%.
If a person is unconscious you should call 999, start CPR and ask someone to run for the iPAD AED.
When you call 999, they will give you the access code for the nearest defibrillator in your area.
The defibrillators can be found at Thame Barns Centre in Church Road, Scout HQ in Southern Road, Brothers Salon in Butter Market, the Masonic Lodge on the High Street, The Falcon pub in Thame Park Road, Sprinz and Nash Vets in Wellington Street, both Lord Williams’s Upper and Lower Schools and Thame Football Club in Meadow View Park.