New defibrillator planned for Ellon

Ellon Library
Ellon Library

Moves are under way to provide another community defibrillator in Ellon.

Ellon Community Council, local company ABRRAS and Aberdeenshire Council are involved in the project.

The library is the proposed location for another defibrillator for the town.

More than £600 has been raised towards the project and some local businesses and residents have promised funding.

ABRRAS commercial director Cheryl Jones said: “In July of this year my business partner suffered a heart attack and I was the one who drove him to hospital.

“He has since recovered well and I decided in light of recent events we should go ahead and get a community defibrillator.

“The machine is being attached externally to a wall in the town and publically accessible 24/7.”

A paediatric first aid course will be held at ABRRAS training centre on Saturday, November 14, from 9.30-4pm aimed at family members or anyone who looks after children to be prepared for an emergency situation.

Proceeds from the course will go to the defibrillator fund.

Community council chairman Sandy McDougall said: “The community council are pleased to be working in partnership with ABRRAS and Aberdeenshire Council to fund and install a community defibrilator at the library.

“We are one third of the way to the target funds and hope that Ellon residents get behind this life saving initiative at future fundraising events.”

Meanwhile, local firefighters have funded a debrillator which is being installed in the Buchan Hotel at the start of next month.