Gym’s Defib Fundraiser

A Ruddington fitness centre has launched a special fundraiser to buy emergency, life-saving equipment for its premises. The staff at Compound Strength and Conditioning are aiming to raise £1000 to install a defibrillator at their gym, as there currently isn’t one located in the Brookside Road area of Ruddington. Jules Abbott explains: “Last year myself and my brother Max, who is my business partner and one of the other co-owners of Compound Strength and Conditioning, unexpectedly lost our dad Cyril due to a sudden heart attack. He had the heart attack in…

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Ruddington’s New Mobile Defibrillator

A village cabbie has come up with a shockingly good idea to help save lives – he’s installed a defibrillator in his taxi! Ruddington’s Richard Le Blond, who has driven for Southside Cars for the last eight years, had the device fitted to his vehicle on Monday. He paid for it himself and believes he is the first private hire driver in this area to carry one. Richard told us: “I’m aware that in Clifton and surrounds there are a large number of ageing people that could be vulnerable and…

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Life Saving Tool for Ruddington School

A village school has raised funds to install a defibrillator to save lives in its local community. It was presented to St Peter’s Junior School on Ashworth Avenue this week. Pupils and staff there wanted to ensure visitors and all users of the school had access to a defibrillator – as the nearest one is some distance away and the school is a busy community hub. As a result of various fund-raising activities and events, such as collecting 5 pence pieces in the summer holidays, a pupils’ disco and the recent summer fair and car boot sale,…

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