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People learn how to use emergency kit

Defibrillator Awareness Day at Victoria Hall, Oakham, organised by the Karen Ball Fund. From left, Karen Ball Fund trustee Jim Bolton, Community Heartbeat Trust national secretary Martin Fagan and Karen Ball Fund defibrillator co-ordinator Juliet Burgess-Ray.
Photo: MSMP150314-038ow

Defibrillator Awareness Day at Victoria Hall, Oakham, organised by the Karen Ball Fund. From left, Karen Ball Fund trustee Jim Bolton, Community Heartbeat Trust national secretary Martin Fagan and Karen Ball Fund defibrillator co-ordinator Juliet Burgess-Ray. Photo: MSMP150314-038ow

Dozens of people turned out to see how they could use lifesaving equipment in emergencies.

A second defibrillator awareness day was held at Victoria Hall in High Street, Oakham, on Saturday.

Martin Fagan, national secretary of Community Heartbeat Trust, held demonstrations for those who visited.

A defibrillator is a lifesaving machine used on someone having a cardiac arrest to give the heart an electric shock.

Joyce Lucas, who helped organise the event, said: “The event went very well and it was well worth the effort.”

There are now four public defibrillators in the town, with a fifth one being planned for the new Co-operative in Braunston Road.

 

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