Help for heart on hand
Tawa Rotary Club has donated an automated external defibrillator worth $2500 to the Tawa Bowling Club.
A defibrillator is a type of life saving equipment used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
There are about 10 around Tawa, one in Grenada and three in Kenepuru.
Tawa Rotary president Martin Garcia said the club had heard the bowling club needed the equipment and thought it was an ideal chance to help.
‘‘ We had some money available from fundraising and were able to obtain a Rotary Foundation grant for the balance,’’ Garcia said.
Tawa Bowling Club president Grant Traill said the defibrillator would be extremely helpful for the club.
The bowling club has more than 170 playing members. Traill said some members had started fundraising for a defibrillator, but found the cost beyond their means.
‘‘ Now we can provide speedy health assistance to our members and to visitors,’’ he said.