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Defibrillator installed at Thurston Library

The Suffolk village of Thurston is now home to a Community Access Defibrillator, as the Every Minutes Counts campaign continues to provide harder to reach communities with the potentially life-saving equipment.

Residents were given the opportunity to learn how to use their new equipment and basic CPR skills from local First Responders Peter Robinson and Rachel Bumpstead outside Thurston Library on Norton Road where the new unit is housed.

In an investment of £250,000 to support local communities and save lives, the East of England Co-operative is installing 100 defibrillators in towns and villages across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

An immediate call to 999 and fast action within the first few minutes can give someone the best possible chances of survival, while paramedics are on their way.

For more information about the Every Minute Counts campaign visit:  http://eastofengland.coop/everyminutecounts