Defibrillator donations a lifesaver

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World Health and Fitness owner Sid Cumming (centre) and Mike Pero Real Estate Invercargill sale consultants (from left) Kym Howley, business owner Daryl Spence, Sheree Williams and Brendon Burke with the defibrillator donated on behalf of the Mike Pero Foundation. Photo: Lisa-Maree Fleck

The defibrillator donated on behalf of the Mike Pero Foundation was positioned at the World Health and Fitness gym recently.

Mike Pero Real Estate Invercargill, business owner Daryl Spence said he wanted to make a defibrillator available for people in the community if needed and, after discussion with World Health and Fitness Sid Cumming, the gym was selected.

Mr Cumming said the defibrillator would be an asset to the gym.

The donation also includes a St John training session for all the gym staff so everyone can learn how to use it.

The foundation is funded through proceeds from real estate sales.

PowerNet donated new defibrillator to H & J Smith store

PowerNet director Tom Campbell presents a new defibrillator to H & J Smith store manager Jo Hutton. Photo: Supplied

The automated external defibrillator (AED) could save lives in the event of any life-threatening cardiac arrest at the store.

H & J Smith staff will also receive training on how to use it. The defibrillator is the seventh PowerNet has gifted for use at locations throughout the southern region as part of PowerNet’s support of St John’s community sponsorship programme in the south.

PowerNet signed a new agreement with St John at the presentation of the defibrillator, pledging to continue its support of St John’s community sponsorship programme for another three years.

Over the previous three-year sponsorship, defibrillators have been donated and installed in Maniototo Health Centre (Ranfurly), H & J Smith Ltd Remarkables (Frankton), Bill Richardson Transport World (Invercargill), Borland Lodge Adventure and Education Trust (Western Southland), BP Connect (Frankton) and Challenge Bluff service station.

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