New debfibrillator unit at Lochmaddy arts centre

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As part of its Corporate Giving programme, Scottish Fuels, local supplier of heating oil and lubricants, which is owned by Certas Energy, demonstrated charitable spirit recently by donating a defibrillator unit to Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre in Lochmaddy.

The unit will be hosted in the Taigh Chearsabhagh Public Toilet which will be accessible to everyone that visiting or passing by the Centre.

The donation supports the goal of Certas Energy’s charity partner, the Oliver King Foundation. The Foundation was set up to raise awareness of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), which is caused by heart rhythm abnormalities.

The risk of death from SADS can be significantly reduced with the rapid use of a defibrillator – a portable piece of equipment – to restart the sufferer’s heart.

Scottish Fuels donated £750 to purchase the defibrillator following a nomination by Colin Morrison, Depot Manager at Scottish Fuels’ Loch Carnan depot.

Bryan Main, General Manager, said: “As a business we pride ourselves on being part of, and supporting, the community in which we operate. Donating the defibrillator is just one way we can do this.

“Through our involvement with the Oliver King Foundation, I’ve learnt how vital these units are if someone should be unfortunate enough to suffer a heart problem.

“Sadly, these situations occur more frequently than we think, so it’s good to know that the defibrillator unit is accessible to the residents of Lochmaddy.”

Pictured are Colin Morrison Manager at Scottish Fuels Loch Carnan Depot presenting Mary Morrison a trustee with the Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust with a plaque from the Oliver King Foundation.