Heartstart heads to Harris as group donate defibrillators

A new Heartstart group has been founded in Harris, with two defibrillators now located on the island.
Following local interest in establishing a group and a £3,000 donation from the Harris Disabled Group shop which allowed the purchase of the defibrillators, training was held at the end of November.

Leading the training session was Ross Cowie, founder of Lucky2BHere, and paramedics Neil Campbell, Andrew Fennell and Catriona MacLean.

The defibrillators have now been placed for use, with one at the Sir E Scott School and the other in South Harris.

John Murdo Morrison from Harris Heartstart said: “We are indebted to the Harris Disabled charity for this gesture. We also wish to put on record our appreciation of the part played by Ross Cowie of Lucky2BHere and his team of paramedics who came across to give assistance and instruction in establishing the group in Harris.

“Several other people have now expressed their enthusiasm to join the Heartstart team and training will be available shortly in North and South Harris.”

If you would like to get involved, contact John Murdo Morrison on 01859 502234.