Hearing the news of a recent break-in earlier in the year and an arson attack in 2019, our own Royal Life Saving staff representative, Wayne Gallagher, facilitated the donation of a new Philips 'Heartstart' defibrillator to the Men's Shed organisation based in Lucknow, NSW.
The organisation lost its original defibrillator in a brazen break and enter plus $5000 worth of goods.
"[Wayne] approached me and said it would be great if we could donate," RLS Western Regional Manager Alison Middleton revealed.
"They're an older-age group - if you want to say that - so it's quite important in terms of safety that they've got a machine they can access on site."
The machine worth $2,500 was installed earlier this month, and Mr. Gallagher was present to deliver an updated training course for all members.
President of the Orange Men's Shed, Alan Campbell, was delighted with the donation and noted the peace of mind it brings to the community.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak body supporting almost 1000 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
This story was originally featured in Central Western Daily (subscriber based).
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