Help for heart on hand

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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.

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