Cookham Reach Sailing Club gets new defibrillator

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Cookham Reach Sailing Club gets new defibrillator

Bob Deacon, Roy Barrett, Peter Blundell and Tricia Evison from the Cookham Reach Sailing Club.

A brand new defibrillator was officially switched on near Cookham Moor on Saturday to provide extra protection for the public.

The Cookham Reach Sailing Club managed to raise the £2,000 for the safety machine through simply asking for help.

“We didn’t have to sit in baths of beans or anything like that,” Roy Baratt, development officer for the club, said.

“We are grateful to everyone who donated, especially the Shanly Foundation and we also received support from Teresa May.”

The decision to install the defibrillator was not prompted by any incident but to prevent any tragedies occurring.

Roy said: “The Moor and Cookham Marsh are very popular with the public, especially during events like Rock the Moor which is coming up in a few weeks.

“We have never had any accidents along the river and the defibrillator will hopefully ensure there never will be.”

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