Defibrillator presentation

Ron Beedie presents the defibrillator to Gordon Benton
Ron Beedie presents the defibrillator to Gordon Benton

Ellon Fire Brigade have presented a life-saving defibraillator to the Gallows Hill Sports Hub in Newburgh.

The presentation took place on Tuesday, May 31.

Committee member Iain Alexander said: “The sports hub is home to the Boys Club, tennis groups and both junior and amateur football clubs.

“Every sports facility should have a defibrillator, even if it saves just one life.

“Anyone could need it, not just those playing sports but someone watching on the sidelines.

“We all received training and it’s amazing what these machines can do.”

The committee are now looking to raise money to purchase a safe storage box for the defibrillator and they hope to get a machine in the centre of the village.