Newcastle Airfield donates life-saving defibrillators
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.