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Community defibrillator installed outside Maldon Grey pub in Great Cornard as Sudbury campaign targets 22 devices before end of 2022



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Public access to emergency defibrillators in south Suffolk has received another boost, with the addition of a new device outside a local pub.

The 24/7 defibrillator, supplied by Gryphon First Aid, was installed outside the Maldon Grey in Great Cornard, after funding was secured by county councillor Jessie Carter.

It is the 15th such device up and running in the Sudbury area, as part of an ongoing campaign to increase the availability of life-saving equipment to the community.

A new 24/7 emergency defibrillator installed at Maldon Grey in Sudbury...PICTURED: Staff, fundraisers, Cllr Jessie Carter (County Cllr for Sudbury who donated some of her locality budget), Martin Richards (Gryphon first aid unit in Sudbury) and Tony Bayliss...Picture: Mecha Morton. (57423452)
A new 24/7 emergency defibrillator installed at Maldon Grey in Sudbury...PICTURED: Staff, fundraisers, Cllr Jessie Carter (County Cllr for Sudbury who donated some of her locality budget), Martin Richards (Gryphon first aid unit in Sudbury) and Tony Bayliss...Picture: Mecha Morton. (57423452)

There are also plans for three more in the near future, covering Ballingdon Street, Blackfriars and Christopher Lane, with the goal of reaching 22 before the end of the year.

Sudbury Defibrillator Campaign founder Andy Read said: “The priority areas that we’d like to see defibrillators are Springlands, Humphrey Road and Chaucer Road.

“Each costs around £1,400, plus installation – a small price to pay for life.”