Fuerty defibrillator project progresses

Interest appears to be high in a project to put defibrillators around the parish of Fuerty, given the attendance at a meeting last week which discussed the project.             The meeting was held on Wednesday 14th March in St. Ciaran’s Community Centre. A good crowd attended the meeting and great interest was shown in going ahead with the defibrillator project. Eunice Langley from Kilglass, founder of DARA Ireland and Francis Hannon, Roscommon Town, addressed the meeting. It was proposed to place three to five defibrillators at strategic locations around the Parish.             The aim is to raise € €15,000 and to have the defibrillators in place in three months. It is important that anyone interested in being trained in CPR and in the use of a defibrillator contact Marita Gallagher on (087) 7651328. Training is free and will take three and a half hours. It is vital that as many people as possible undertake this training. A defibrillator could save your life, a family member’s life or a neighbour’s life.             Anyone who would like to make a donation or who has a fundraising idea, please contact any member of the Committee: J.J. Cattigan, Marita Gallagher, Leonie Gallagher, Seamus Cuddy, Cllr. Dominic Connolly or Cllr. Orla Leyden.