A CAMPAIGN group behind efforts to bring public access defibrillators (PAD) to Barrhead has added another device in the town.

The Levern Valley Defibrillator Community Partnership was established in August last year with the aim of installing up to 30 of the devices in the town and as funding has rolled in, that goal has stretched.

The latest public access defibrillator (PAD) to be installed at the Barrhead Health Centre on the town’s Main Street by Field Electrics in Neilston.

Douglas Yates, chairman of the initiative, told the Barrhead News: “From having zero public access defibrillators in Barrhead less than one year ago we now have more than a dozen.

“This number will be added to until I’m satisfied that we have adequate coverage in Barrhead for our residents and visitors. These pieces of equipment are potential life-savers and I am grateful to be working with East Renfrewshire Council, Barrhead Rotary, Barrhead Housing Association and other organisations, businesses, churches, schools and individual donors to allow this important work to continue.”

The Levern Valley Defibrillator Community Partnership has bought 11 defibrillators, with four more on order.

And in association with the initiative, Barrhead Rotary are holding a coffee afternoon and a Table Top Sale in the Salvation Army Hall on thw town's Main Street on Saturday, August 24 from 12.30pm till 3.30pm.

To request for table, contact Douglas Yates at dayates@ntlworld.com.

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