Kingswells community to benefit from new lifesaving equipment

11.1.19

Adventure Aberdeen, part of local charity Sport Aberdeen, has received brand new life saving equipment from St Andrew’s First Aid.

Kingswells based Adventure Aberdeen provides outdoor education and adventure activities to a wide range of individuals, including excluded and young people and those with disabilities who might otherwise might miss out on getting active.

Keith Gerrard, Sport Aberdeen’s Director of Healthy and Active Communities said:

“We are delighted that Adventure Aberdeen has been awarded this defibrillator by St Andrew’s First Aid.

“These units are incredibly important in helping save lives and I am certain that making this defibrillator publicly available will be greatly appreciated by the local community of Kingswells.”

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was presented to Adventure Aberdeen staff by Managing Director of St Andrew’s First Aid, Gayle Adnyana who said:

“I’m delighted to hand over this defibrillator to such a valuable organisation that works to provide sport and activity opportunities to a wide range of people, many of whom will be reassured by the arrival of this lifesaving equipment.

“Out of hospital cardiac arrest is an important health issue in Scotland. Around 3,000 casualties each year will have resuscitation attempted after a sudden cardiac arrest in the community, but only around 6% will survive to hospital discharge. Community defibrillators will help change those statistics.”

Adventure Aberdeen will make the lifesaving equipment publicly accessible to ensure that the community in and around Kingswells will be able to benefit from it.

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