Ballinrobe defibrillator group receives almost €400 from Tesco fund

Tina Payne (right), Checkout Manager, Tesco, Ballinrobe, presents a €389.46 cheque from the Tesco Community Fund to Cathy Lydon (left) and Sarah Gibbons, Roxboro Community Defibrillator, Ballinrobe

Tina Payne (right), Checkout Manager, Tesco, Ballinrobe, presents a €389.46 cheque from the Tesco Community Fund to Cathy Lydon (left) and Sarah Gibbons, Roxboro Community Defibrillator, Ballinrobe

Roxboro Community Defibrillator, Ballinrobe, has received €389.46 from the Tesco Community Fund, thanks to shoppers who supported the recent token appeal in the local store.

“This is a great boost for us as it will help with the ongoing cost of maintaining the defibrillator and training more people in how to use it. We are very grateful to Tesco for including us in the scheme. Customers were very generous, too, as they earmarked us for their ‘blue tokens’ in the store, which resulted in the total of almost €400,” said Cathy Lydon, chairperson, Roxboro Defibrillator Committee.

The community defibrillator was installed at Roxboro National School, just outside Ballinrobe, earlier this year. Sixteen locals have been trained in how to use the equipment.

They are Marie Crowley (Liskillen ), Maura Walsh (school and An Cladrach ), Noreen Gilligan (Liskillen ), Cathy Lydon (Knocklahard ), Sean McCormack (Cloongowla ), Ita Delaney (school and Knockanotish ), Veronica Feerick (Roxboro ), Anne Monaghan (Knockgloss ), Paddy Delaney (Kiltrone and Knockanotish ), Dr Jonathan Hanaghan (Roxboro ), Joany McDonald (Knockadoona ), Fiona O’Malley (Cloonkeary ), Sarah Gibbons (Roxboro ), Eimear O’Malley (Cloongowla ), Aisling Jennings (Lakeview ) and Peter Feerick (Roxboro ).

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