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Defibrillator programme launched in Greencastle

Representatives from various clubs and groups in the Greencastle area who have received training as part of the new defibrillator programme co-ordinated by the Greencastle Community Association.

Greencastle Community Association recently launched its community defibrillator programme.

This has been the culmination of months of work to raise funds to purchase defibrillators and provide training. With the help of the local community, Cormac McAnallen Trust and NI Ambulance Service, local clubs and groups have trained members in the use of defibrillators.

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An Caisleán Glas, Sperrin Og, Greencastle Youth Club, Fr Shields Camogie Club, Centra/Eddies Bar have now the expertise in place to use a defibrillator if required.

Frankie Bradley, chair of the Greencastle Community Association said, “Through hard work of individuals and groups within Greencastle we now have a defibrillator at all community buildings/places locally. We sincerely wish to thank everyone who has made this possible. We have been fortunate to have individuals who have worked hard to raise the funds necessary to allow this to take place. We will be offering training again in the future to any members of the local community who may be interested.”

Within the Greencastle area a defibrillator is now available in Greencastle PS, the Green Elves Playgroup, Centra Shop/Eddies Bar, Greencastle Community Centre and Gaelic fields as well as St Patrick’s Church and Lady of the Wayside Church, Broughderg.

Anyone interested in training to use the defibs is asked to email greencastlecommunity@gmail.com

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