Members of the charity organisation, The Rotary, have helped to raise over £65,000 so more life-saving defibrillators are to be installed in towns and villages across Cumbria.
Bridget Brice, from Ulverston, suffered a cardiac arrest while boarding a train.
Her life was saved by one of the devices that was available at the train station.
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