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Defibrillator launched by Sheringham RNLI in memory of local lifeboat stalwart

PUBLISHED: 12:26 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 12 February 2018

Sheringham Lifeboat operations manager Brian Farrow and Joanne Stone with the defibrillator installed outside the town's lifeboat station in memory of Mrs Stone's husband Mike. Photo: CHRIS TAYLOR

Sheringham Lifeboat operations manager Brian Farrow and Joanne Stone with the defibrillator installed outside the town's lifeboat station in memory of Mrs Stone's husband Mike. Photo: CHRIS TAYLOR

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The life of a RNLI stalwart has been commemorated with the installation of a defibrillator at Sheringham lifeboat station.

Sheringham Lifeboat crew and supporters at a ceremony organised to celebrate the installation of a defibrillator at the town's lifeboat station in memory of Mike Stone. Photo: CHRIS TAYLORSheringham Lifeboat crew and supporters at a ceremony organised to celebrate the installation of a defibrillator at the town's lifeboat station in memory of Mike Stone. Photo: CHRIS TAYLOR

Mike Stone was a long-term friend to the station and crew, many of whom were pall bearers at his funeral a year ago.

Because his life had been saved by the use of a defibrillator while on holiday in Italy some years ago, his widow Joanne was keen to help other heart patients and launched an appeal to buy a similar machine for the seafront station.

A defibrillator installed outside Sheringham lifeboat station in memory of Mike Stone. Photo: CHRIS TAYLORA defibrillator installed outside Sheringham lifeboat station in memory of Mike Stone. Photo: CHRIS TAYLOR

Lifeboat crew, friends and colleagues raised more than £2,000 and, at a ceremony held a few days ago, supporters had a chance to see the new defibrillator, which has been fitted near the station door.

Senior helmsman David Hagan praised Mr Stone’s generosity, intelligence and sense of humour.

He added: “Mike was a friend to us all and he was a great supporter of the RNLI. We will miss him”.


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