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Residents in the area which runs from Steinish to Melbost are urged to sign up to receive instruction on the use of the device and emergency resuscitation skills.

By having a defibrillator available, the chances of reaching someone having a heart attack is increased, meaning their chances of survival dramatically improves.

The event from 7.15pm to 9.30pm is open to all in the community  regardless of age.  

Get in touch with community contacts to book a place - Cllr Charlie Nicolson on 703325, Claire Macleod - Steinish/ Plasterfield, Donnie Smith Parkend /Holm/ MacKenzie Estate or Willie Macfarlane in Melbost.

Training is being undertaken by the Lucky2BHere supplies Eilean Siar team.

The charity supplies lifesaving defibrillators and trains users in emergency life support.

The initiative was set up in 2009 by Ross Cowie of Portree, following his survival from a sudden cardiac arrest.

His life was saved only by the quick response and the skills of the crew on a passing ambulance.

To help the people who helped him, Ross set up Lucky2BHere to raise funds to help reduce response times, particularly in rural areas, and hopefully save lives.

Volunteers urged to sign up for lifesaving skills training  

25 Sept 2017

A lifesaving training session is being held in Sandwick Community Centre on Wednesday in advance of a heart defibrillator being installed in the district.