Heart­felt do­na­tion

The Chronicle - - Regional - Rae­lene McVinish

DIRRANBANDI: The St Ge­orge Li­ons Club pres­i­dent Calum Car­son is proud of the ef­fort the club had made to be able to do­nate a de­fib­ril­la­tor to the Dirranbandi Po­lice Sta­tion.

Funds from the club and an Aus­tralian Li­ons Foun­da­tion grant helped pur­chase the de­vice, which was pre­sented to the sta­tion on Tues­day.

The St Ge­orge Li­ons Club re­ceived a $1300 grant from the ALF and chipped in the re­main­der to make the $2600 pur­chase price.

“The club had raised money from man­ning the Dirranbandi Show gates ear­lier this year and we thought pur­chas­ing the de­fib­ril­la­tor would be a great way to sup­port the com­mu­nity,” Mr Car­son said.

Queens­land Po­lice Ser­vice Sergeant Shelly Robin­son thanked the St Ge­orge Li­ons Club for its sup­port.

“The de­fib­ril­la­tor will pro­vide the com­mu­nity with ad­di­tional vi­tal emer­gency med­i­cal sup­port when an am­bu­lance was not avail­able,” Sgt Robin­son said.

“It will be lo­cated on the po­lice sta­tion veranda and will ideally be used by those who have un­der­gone train­ing in its use.”

Photo: Con­tributed

VI­TAL TECH: Cel­e­brat­ing the do­na­tion are (from left) John Bjork­sten, Shelly Robin­son, Calum Car­son and He­len Corones.

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