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Sunday 21 July 2019

Certificates presented to those trained to use Bellefield's new defibrillator

At the presentation of certificates. Back: Helen Wildes, Eileen O’Connor, Red Cross trainer Paddy Redmond, Antonette Davis, and Brian Coady, Michael Doyle of Bellefield GAA, Winnie Hogan of Bellefield GAA. Front: Mary Sinnott, Sandra Walsh of Wexford Local Development, Mary Vardy and Kitt Kenny
At the presentation of certificates. Back: Helen Wildes, Eileen O’Connor, Red Cross trainer Paddy Redmond, Antonette Davis, and Brian Coady, Michael Doyle of Bellefield GAA, Winnie Hogan of Bellefield GAA. Front: Mary Sinnott, Sandra Walsh of Wexford Local Development, Mary Vardy and Kitt Kenny

Certificates have been presented to participants of a Wexford Local Development administered course in how to use a defibrillator.

The presentation was made at Bellefield GAA complex where the new life-saving AED equipment was installed in December last year.

Sandra Walsh, who is the LEO community development officer for Enniscorthy, told this newspaper that the course was funded through the Community Enhancement Programme from Wexford County Council.

'It was a collaborative project,' said Ms Walsh.

The organisations involved included: Delightful Dollies; the Greater Bellefield Area team; Bellefield GAA and the Enniscorthy branch of the Irish Red Cross.

'It was a collaborative decision between the organisations to install the defibrillator as they identified a need for it themselves,' said Ms Walsh.

'It was put up in December and we also provided training in December,' she added.

Ms Walsh praised all of the people involved in securing the defibrillator for the Bellefield GAA complex and highlighted its importance in terms of saving lives.

She also encouraged more people to get involved in community based organisations and initiatives and said anyone interested in doing so can contact her directly at 087 6039212.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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