Local bar, Matties Meeting House has recognized the importance of protecting their local community against Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and have placed a lifesaving HeartSine Automated External defibrillator (AED) at the heart of their community in Cairncastle, Northern Ireland.
The decision to purchase a defibrillator was made after the staff attended a first aid course where they learned the importance of CPR and the prompt use of defibrillators, which can increase SCA survival rates by up to 75%.
Through its placement in the bar, which is in a convenient location and open long hours, residents in the surrounding area now have peace of mind that an AED can be easily accessed in an emergency,
To raise the money for the AED, staff, customers and members of the local community held a fundraising weekend in September 2014. This included a night at the races, a coffee morning and a prize raffle, with local businesses and business people donating prizes to support the cause.
For more information about fundraising for a defibrillator in your local community, please contact your nearest HeartSine Authorized Distributor.