Old Hunstanton now has a community access defibrillator, thanks to the East of England Co-op’s Every Minute Counts campaign, which aims to provide rural communities with the potentially life-saving equipment.
The new unit is housed in its stainless steel cabinet at the village shop and Post Office on Old Hunstanton Road.
Councillor Roy Burton and parish clerk Glynis Allen joined Angela Weigh, the campaign officer, East of England Co-op; Andrew Barlow, of the East of England Ambulance Trust; and Post Office manager Roy Cunningham for the official opening.
Mr Barlow showed local residents how to use their new equipment and basic CPR skills during the morning’s event.
Using an investment of £250,000 to support local communities and save lives, the East of England Co-op is installing 100 defibrillators in towns and villages across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.
It is working in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service, which is helping to select the locations and provide hands-on demonstrations as each site is opened.
An immediate call to 999 and fast action within the first few minutes can give someone the best possible chance of survival, while paramedics are on their way.