With this in mind, Killyleagh based Security Company Legacy Resources recently purchased and donated a defibrillator machine to Cloughey Holiday Park on the beautiful Ards Peninsula. The defibrillator was donated as a gesture of community care with an aim to raise awareness of basic first aid training should the need ever arise.
Holiday Park site manager Leanne Beattie said: “We are over the moon to receive this donation from Legacy Resources, which will give the residents of the Holiday Park reassurance that we have this piece of equipment in place to help save lives”.
Ricky Quirey, Managing Director at Legacy added: “As a locally based Company we offer employment & provide services which help support the local community. We pride ourselves in our personal approach to business which helps support the local people and businesses hence the reason why we are promoting first aid knowledge & training especially for local schools, Youth Clubs and other organisations who can benefit from our services.”
Public access defibrillators are located throughout Northern Ireland. They work by delivering shocks to restart the heart, thus helping blood and oxygen to circulate around the body during cardiac arrest, keeping the brain alive until paramedics arrive.
With staff now being trained in how to use the defibrillator effectively, holidaying guests at Cloughey Park can have peace of mind that their health and wellbeing remains a priority.
Partnerships like this are evidence of the great community spirit alive and well here in Northern Ireland!
*(statistics from Dpt of Health NI)