Chamber backs Muskerry News campaign for village defibrillator

Blarney village needs a publicly-accessible defibrillator and The Muskerry News has spearheaded a campaign to raise funds for the installation of same. The defibrillator will be placed in a secure external position in the village, and compliment those already in place at Blarney Woollen Mills, Blarney GAA, Tower and other locations throughout the village. The appliance can be used by all those who volunteer for training and provide recorded instruction to shock a heart back into rhythm before paramedics arrive, classes will be held to teach volunteers how to use the equipment and about CPR. The Blarney Village Defibrillator is now here and will be installed as soon as volunteers can be trained. A public meeting will be held at The Church of Ireland, Blarney on Thursday July 23rd at 7.30pm. To register your interest in participating in reduced price training to become a Blarney Village first responder please email muskerrynews@eircom.net, phone 087 2330398 or turn up on the night. All welcome. Thank you to the following individuals, companies and organisations who have pledged a financial contribution to the cost; The Muskerry News, Blarney Tidy Towns, Blarney & District Chamber of Commerce, Collins SuperValu Blarney, Maranatha Country House, Meadowbank B and B, Bay 42, Downey Cleaning Services, Harkin & Associates Auctioneers, Father Bill Bermingham, John Quirke Solicitor, John Henchion Solicitors, Damian Boylan, Minister Dara Murphy, Blarney Post Office, Senator Colm Burke, Rev. Robert Ferris, Esther Ruby, YAA Art Studio Anne Gabriel, Denis Murphy, Cllr Joe Kavanagh, Eqtel, Waterloo Development Group, Cinderella’s Closet, Edward Healy & Sons Garage and Blarney Vintage Club. The Muskerry News is nearly at the point of covering the costs thanks to the generosity and community spirit shown. If you would like to contribute please make contact with The Muskerry News on 087 2330398, muskerrynews@eircom.net and you will be contacted. Thanks also to local man Martin O’Shea, Mark Terry in Anderco for supplying same at cost, Deborah Lynch for her time, advice and commitment to organise training and much more, and Blarney Men’s Shed who have kindly offered to install same, though we will be looking for an electrician to assist please. It’s wonderful what we can achieve together.

Defribilator _BMG9074Some of the many people who have contributed towards the Muskerry News campaign to purchase a defibrillator for the area. John Quirke Solicitor and Blarney GAA Child Protection Officer, Ted Mellamphy Waterloo Renewal Group, Kate Durrant Muskerry News, Cork North Central TD and Minister for European Affairs & Data Protection Dara Murphy, Jerome O’Connor Muskerry Arms, Cllr. Joe O’Callaghan, Annette Enright Cinderella’s Closet and Cllr. Joe Cavanagh. pic Billy MacGill

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