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Family of Elm man David Floyd raise cash for life-saving defibrillators in his memory



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The family of an Elm man who died suddenly of a heart attack have provided the village with a life-saving machine to help save other people.

Unveiling of new Defibilator at Elm Primary School. Pictured FltoR Rosie Floyd. Andrew Hall (Headteacher) Patrica Floyd. Rachel Floyd. Rachel Maile.. (3169576)
Unveiling of new Defibilator at Elm Primary School. Pictured FltoR Rosie Floyd. Andrew Hall (Headteacher) Patrica Floyd. Rachel Floyd. Rachel Maile.. (3169576)


David Floyd - known as Flapper - died four years ago aged 56 leaving behind a wife and two children.
His sister Rachel Maile, explained: "While he was alive my brother took part in numerous charity events and so we decided that we would start fundraising to buy a defibrillator for the village. If one had been installed in Elm it may have helped save him, so hopefully by doing this it will save another family from going through what we have."
Just before the schools broke up for the summer holidays the new defib was unveiled at Elm Primary School, it's the second one the family have provided so far - the other is located at Upwell School where Flapper went to school and where he lived as a child.
The money has been raised through donations at his funeral, a ball and birthday parties within the family.
More recently Rachel's son Jack completed a sky dive, which has raised enough money for another defibrillator.



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