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Bury St Edmunds man continues defibrillator campaign by installing device in Mildenhall




A defibrillator has been installed in Mildenhall town centre as part of a Bury St Edmunds man’s campaign to honour his late father.

Paul Hicklin said his dad Will died aged 64 in 2012 after going into cardiac arrest and has since installed 15 defibrillator with his Mildenhall-based company Compleat Office Solutions.

The latest has been set up outside the office of Bussens and Parkin in King Street, Mildenhall. The £1,300 cost was met by local company Metal Office Equipment, and installed with the permission of Bussens and Parkin owner Ken Thompson.

Ken Thompson, Sean Pomfret and Paul Hicklin play it safe in MildenhallPicture by Mark Westley.
Ken Thompson, Sean Pomfret and Paul Hicklin play it safe in MildenhallPicture by Mark Westley.

This is the first defibrillator in Mildenhall town centre that will be available for round the clock public use. There is another device at the town Sainsbury’s.

“Metal Office has been in Mildenhall for 33 years,” said Mr Hicklin. “Their managing director Sean Pomfret heard about what our business has been doing.

“As a loyal customer of ours wanted to get involved and support what we are doing so he offered to fully fund this particular defibrillator in memory of their owner Terry Hunt who passed away in 2017.

“I was completely overwhelmed with this very generous offer.”


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