17 March 2019

Such a sad story how this come about and really just shows you how life can be so cruel. 

We had the pleasure of working with and meeting Corrine Barret who is Communications Manager at Redbridge Council while working on the the Redbridge Defibrillator Launch on the 14th February. Her passion shone through at the launch and wanted at that stage to do more after seeing the importance of them first hand.

It was only the next day, the 15th February that tragedy struck completely out of the blue as her husband Cllr Clarence Barret had a cardiac arrest at Havering Town Hall.  Four members of staff at the Town Hall were able to perform effective CPR and use an available defibrillator on him. Remarkably after 56 minutes he was able to regain consciousness briefly.

He was subsequently taken to St Bart's Hospital where he spent 2 weeks fighting for his life but sadly passed away. 

We are going to do everything for Corrine and her family to keep Clarence’s memory alive by placing public access defibrillators in his memory in Upminster, Cranham and Havering where he was a Cllr.

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