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Heart-start machine for Archirondel

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THE Island’s newest life-saving defibrillator has been installed at the Driftwood Café at Archirondel.

Gian (left) and Franco Vedovatti with the Driftwood Café's new defibrillator (24612725)

Proprietors Franco and Gian Vedovatti have taken delivery of the device, which is available to provide immediate help to anyone who has suffered a cardiac arrest.

The new defibrillator was financed by a donation to the Jersey Heart Support Group from an Islander who survived a cardiac emergency last year.

Mike Strong, from the support group, said: ‘We were very pleased to receive a large donation to cover the full cost of a defibrillator and outdoor cabinet, enabling it to be available 24/7.

‘This generous individual has gone beyond what most of us would do after such a life-threatening experience and the defib is there to restart a heart, if and when required.’

Mr Vedovatti said: ‘We’re very happy for customers, beach visitors, staff and local residents alike – we will all have peace of mind as a result of having this device.’

The Jersey Heart Support Group has worked to provide a growing network of defibrillators across the Island using donations from corporate sponsors such as Appleby and Nedbank, as well as private benefactors.

Anyone wishing to donate or get involved with the group should email info@jerseyheartsupportgroup.org or call 07700 349934.

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