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Saturday 18 November 2017

Defibrillators presented in memory of Ger

Presentation of cheques to Paddy Redmond (Enniscorthy Red Cross) and Bridget Sinnott (Irish Heart Foundation) by Michael Devereux, proceeds of Ger Devereux Memorial Walk
Presentation of cheques to Paddy Redmond (Enniscorthy Red Cross) and Bridget Sinnott (Irish Heart Foundation) by Michael Devereux, proceeds of Ger Devereux Memorial Walk

Pádraig Byrne

The family and friends of the late Ger Devereux of Milehouse, Enniscorthy, were delighted to well and truly keep his memory alive as they installed three life-saving defibrillators across the town and presented cheques to the Irish Heart Foundation and the Enniscorthy branch of the Irish Red Cross.

A former member of the defence forces, Ger passed away suddenly having suffered a heart attack in September of 2015. To mark his second anniversary, his family and friends decided that it would be fitting to host a 6km walk to raise funds for and awareness for a great cause.

The family were absolutely blown away by the success of the event and three shiny new defibrillators were officially unveiled at the Milehouse Village, The Still Public House and Mace on Bellefield Road. These vital pieces of equipment may just prove the difference between life and death should anyone require assistance in these areas. The next phase of the project is to provide CPR training for people residing in these areas and those interested in receiving training, which is a total of four hours, can contact Michael Devereux on 0872927138. Michael says that he hopes to form a committee for 'The Ger Devereux Memorial Fund' to help sustain the project into the future.

As well as the new defibrillators, cheques were also presented, with the Irish Heart Foundation receiving €1,200 and the Enniscorthy Branch of the Red Cross getting €800. Both charities were extremely grateful for the contributions.

Michael Devereux wished to thank everyone involved in making the Ger Devereux Memorial Walk such a success, particularly C&R Print, PD Creative, Pettitt's, The Still, My Sport, Paddy Morris Electrical, both charities and the organising committee, along with everyone who took part on the day.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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