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Lions thank Regatta for defibrillator support.

On Thursday last, many people in  Newcastle's  Main  Street, would have been shocked to shocked to see an elderly visitor to the town collapsing. On hand was a person who knew how to use a defibrillator and aid was given to the person before an ambulance arrived.  To the best of our knowledge, the person is now in hospital receiving treatment. The defibrillator used was located at the front of  the  Regatta Store in the  Main  Street.


To get the defibrillator back to its emergency status, the battery, sticky pads, mouth covering  and hygiene pack will have to be replaced, at a cost of  approximately £130.00. Through the generosity of the Regatta store and a previous good word by its manger  Ms Amy Lewers, Regatta will once again pay the full amount to get the defibrillator back to emergency ready. This is not the first time this has happened but on at least two previous occasions, they met the bill. Newcastle Lions  Club would like to thank Regatta for helping to save a life, through there generosity. Newcastle Lions  manage ten defibrillators and only some of these are helped by local business ,when an emergency takes place. For the others, the Lions have to meet the full cost to keep the defibrillators ,emergency active. On  Friday 15th  March  Newcastle lions will hold a pub quiz in the Harbour  Inn to raise funds for  MY MY, the quiz starts at 9.00pm, if you can please support this worthwhile cause.

Photo: Ms Amy  Lewers Manager of  Newcastle  Regatta store with defibrillator outside her store

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