St Mary’s Thetford provides a live-saving defibrillator

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St Mary’s Thetford provides a live-saving defibrillator

St Mary’s in Thetford has successfully raised money to purchase a community defibrillator with the help of local businesses. 

Paul Gilbert, chairman of the Parish Pastoral Council said: “The parish decided that a community defibrillator was needed for the estate as it was one of the few that did not have one in Thetford. It was Sally Power who approached me as she felt it was vital that this life-saving piece of equipment was purchased for the local community. 

“We thank all those who have donated for their generosity. We have had immense support from the parish community. You always hope that it will never be used, but we are happy to have something here that can make an incredible difference to someone’s life.”

Sponsors and parishioners gathered at St Mary’s to celebrate with the official switch on, followed by a light lunch in the parish hall. 

Pictured above are sponsors and members of the parish.