Last week Sue had a great opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Casterton to present an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to Sharon Gill, a lifeguard at the local Casterton swimming pool. Sharon had realised that although the local bowling club, footy club, and netball club all had AED’s on site, they were locked away, when the grounds were not in use.
She realised that their community was not rescue ready!
So, through the support of a dedicated community, they raised the funds and were able to purchase not only the AED but also the secured cabinet through Defib For Life.
This has been presented by Sue to Sharon and her supporters and is now proudly now placed on the outside wall of the pool, for public use.
The Casterton Caravan Park is located across the road from the swimming pool, and they will also benefit from having this nearby, which means peace of mind to all.
The presentation of the Defibrillator was attended by all those who had helped raise the funds including those from Sacred Heart School, a Mothers Group, the Local Paper, a Kinder Group and some people from the Caravan park.
At the end of the training session Sue was thrilled to see so many people with questions so she arranged for a CPR challenge with the mannequins, where all the school kids, mums, dads, and senior people, were able to get down, and really give it a go. The one thing they had in common, was they all said it was hard work!