Boost for Lucie's lifesaving project

A lifesaving project in memory of Lucie Proctor, the former chairman of Dereham Young Farmers, has been given a boost.Roundwood Indoor Bowls Centre in Taverham has a new heart defibrillator as part of the national Heartstart campaign and is also providing a free venue for training for Lucie's Lifesaving Project.

A lifesaving project in memory of Lucie Proctor, the former chairman of Dereham Young Farmers, has been given a boost.

Roundwood Indoor Bowls Centre in Taverham has a new heart defibrillator as part of the national Heartstart campaign and is also providing a free venue for training for Lucie's Lifesaving Project.

The project is in memory of Lucie who died from heart failure in December. The project's aims are to provide lifesaving training, defibrillators and equipment for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital intensive care unit.

Roundwood paid for the �1,100 defibrillator by not changing its prices when VAT was reduced, and putting the difference towards the defibrillator. It also had a donation from the Lions Club.

Peter Simpson, a paramedic from Heartstart, which gave the defibrillator training to Roundwood staff, said: 'Every day in Norfolk around 15 people will have a heart attack and half of these go on to suffer a fatal cardiac arrest - therefore prompt use of a defibrillator will help save lives.'

Young Farmers and Countrysiders are now including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid training as a regular part of their activities.

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