Lo­cal money sav­ing lives of lo­cal peo­ple

Lennox Herald - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

Char­ity Heart­start pre­sented a life-sav­ing de­fib­ril­la­tor to Scouts and Guides in John Street Hall in He­lens­burgh.

Sheenah Nel­son, He­lens­burgh and Gare­loch side Ro­tary’s Heart Start co­or­di­na­tor, joined the Scouts and Guides group at the hall last week along­side Gary Mul­vaney, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at He­lens­burgh Toy­ota - who paid for the life­sav­ing equip­ment cost­ing £1500.

The lo­cal Brown­ies and Scouts group also pre­sented Sheenah with a cheque for £500, which will be do­nated to Heart Start.

The char­ity has seen 1600 peo­ple trained in the use of de­fib­ril­la­tors and also helped save the lives of seven peo­ple lo­cally.

Sheenah said: “It’s all down to mem­bers of the pub­lic that we now have so many peo­ple be­ing trained in how to save some­one’s life. It’s lo­cal money sav­ing lo­cal peo­ple and I think that is fan­tas­tic.” Pic­ture by Brian Averell.

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