Heart charity hands over defibrillators

Pictured at the handover of the defibrillators are back row from left, Alan Carson, Bethany Free Presbyterian Church, Rodney Myles, Edenderry Methodist Church, and Rev Christina Bradley and Ivan Conner, Armagh Road Presbyterian Church. Front from left, Rodney Wiggins, honorary secretary, CCCA, Muriel Mander, Portadown Independent Methodist Church, Sally Anderson, Carelton St Orange Hall, and Noeleen Hampton, treasurer, CCCA. INPT05-201.
Pictured at the handover of the defibrillators are back row from left, Alan Carson, Bethany Free Presbyterian Church, Rodney Myles, Edenderry Methodist Church, and Rev Christina Bradley and Ivan Conner, Armagh Road Presbyterian Church. Front from left, Rodney Wiggins, honorary secretary, CCCA, Muriel Mander, Portadown Independent Methodist Church, Sally Anderson, Carelton St Orange Hall, and Noeleen Hampton, treasurer, CCCA. INPT05-201.

Portable defibrillators have been presented to a number of local groups and organisations courtesy of Craigavon Cardiac Care Association.

This is the latest batch of defibrillators to have been handed over by the charity since the beginning of 2014, and brings the total number to 37.

The Mayor, Councillor Darryn Causby joined guest speakers and representatives from Cido at the launch of Nourish EU NI/UK Healthy Food Partnership Toolkit. This event provided an opportunity for food SME's from the North and the South of Ireland to network with suppliers and distributors.  In keeping with the theme of 2016 Year of Food, the Yellow Door provided a healthy breakfast for all those who attended. Pictured from left to right are as follows Dawn McCloughlin, ALS Global, Arlene Mawhinney, CIDO, Simon Dougan, Yellow Door, The Mayor, Councillor Darryn Causby, Kirsty Watson, CIDO and Clifford Webb, La Rousse Foods. INPT05-200.

The Mayor, Councillor Darryn Causby joined guest speakers and representatives from Cido at the launch of Nourish EU NI/UK Healthy Food Partnership Toolkit. This event provided an opportunity for food SME's from the North and the South of Ireland to network with suppliers and distributors. In keeping with the theme of 2016 Year of Food, the Yellow Door provided a healthy breakfast for all those who attended. Pictured from left to right are as follows Dawn McCloughlin, ALS Global, Arlene Mawhinney, CIDO, Simon Dougan, Yellow Door, The Mayor, Councillor Darryn Causby, Kirsty Watson, CIDO and Clifford Webb, La Rousse Foods. INPT05-200.

The groups which received them last week were Bethany Free Presbyterian Church, Edenderry Methodist Church, Armagh Road Presbyterian Church. Portadown Independent Methodist Church and Carleton St Orange Hall.

Other groups which have benefitted include sports clubs, Gaelic clubs, Orange and community halls.

Rodney Wiggins of the CCCA said part of the proceeds from the annual draw go to fund the machines, which cost £1,000 each.

He added, “It’s our way of giving back to the community. We ask for a donation towards CCCA from any group who receives a defibrillator.

“We also provide training in their use.”

Mr Wiggins said money raised in the draw also goes towards cardiac research and equipment.