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Radlett synagogue given defibrillator by bridge club donations
A synagogue in Radlett now has two defibrillators thanks to a donation from a local bridge group.
Radlett and Bushey Reform synagogue was given £700 from the U3A Bridge Group and purchased the defibrillators through a scheme set up by the Magen David Adom, the Israeli medical emergency service.
A defibrillator is a machine that delivers an electric shock to restart the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest.
About 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the UK every year.
Madeleine Turner at the synagogue said: "Whilst we hope never to need to use these particular gifts, we are very grateful to the bridge group for them."
The U3A Beginners Bridge is one of a number of bridge groups that meets at the synagogue.
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