Newcastle Air­field do­nates life-sav­ing de­fib­ril­la­tors

Bray People - - NEWS -

THE com­mu­nity of Newcastle turned out in force last week to re­ceive two new com­mu­nity de­fib­ril­la­tors.

The two de­fib­ril­la­tors, do­nated by Newcastle Air­field, will be the first com­mu­nity de­fib­ril­la­tors in the vil­lage and lo­cals were thrilled with the do­na­tion.

Shirley Phibbs said that one de­fib­ril­la­tor will be lo­cated in the vil­lage it­self while the sec­ond will be lo­cated at the lo­cal GAA club­house.

‘It was great to re­ceive not one but two de­fib­ril­la­tors for the lo­cal com­mu­nity be­cause it would have taken us a long time to fundraise for them. All the com­mu­nity groups in the vil­lage are keen to get in­volved and we’ve had lot of peo­ple sign­ing up to be trained up to use the ma­chines.

‘Rev William Ben­nett and Fr John Daly were also there when the staff at Newcastle Air Field handed them over.’

Peo­ple in the area who wish to be­come a trainer user of the de­fib­ril­la­tors are asked to con­tact Amanda O’Gara on 087 6418118 who will pro­vide fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Rev William Ben­nett, Ken Townsend from Newcastle Air­field, Damien O’Neill, Pat Carey, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Gerry Walsh, Michael Carey and Fr John Daly.

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