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Lowick gets a community defibrillator from charitable fund

Unveiling of a Public Access Defibrillator for the community of Lowick.  Dougie and Scott McEwan of The Stephen Carey Fund handing over the defibrillator to the community.  The actual defibrillator is located outside The Village Store, Lowick.

Unveiling of a Public Access Defibrillator for the community of Lowick. Dougie and Scott McEwan of The Stephen Carey Fund handing over the defibrillator to the community. The actual defibrillator is located outside The Village Store, Lowick.

Lowick now has a public access defibrillator outside The Village Store.

It was handed over to the community by Dougie and Scott McEwan of The Stephen Carey Fund at an awareness event organised by North East Ambulance Service (NEAS).

Alex Wheeler from NEAS demonstrated how to use a defibrillator, then members of The Stephen Carey Fund helped residents get hands on with the devices and practice valuable life saving techniques.

Scott said: “The community of Lowick have done themselves proud tonight as this is by far the most numerous turnout and the most enthusiastic to date, getting hands on with the skills and equipment is such a vital part of our scheme.”

The fund, which has so far installed three defibrillators, is hoping to have a further three in place before the end of February and 20-30 units by the end of 2014.

Anyone interested in getting a public access defibrillator for their area or would like to receive free life saving training can email davidwilson@thestephencareyfund.co.uk or call 07855 833730.

 

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