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Duns FC help fund new defibrillator in Duns

Duns Football Club are very pleased to announce that the installation of a Public Access Defibrillator has been completed at can be found of on the end of the Rugby Clubs building nearest the car park .

Duns Football Club were one of several groups helping to finance the provision of a defibrillator to be sited at Duns Rugby Club.

A suggestion put to the Rugby club by Duns Community First Responders was taken on by Duns RFC committee member and match-day physio Stephen Wood, who set about raising the funds required to purchase and install the defibrillator.

Thanks to very generous contributions from Berwickshire Housing Association’s Tenant Volunteers, Duns Community First Responders, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and C F Inkpen & Sons Ltd, as well as Duns Rugby Club, Duns Football Club and Duns Swimming Pool, the funding total was quickly achieved, and the defibrillator has been installed just before Christmas.

Located on the gable end of the Duns RFC club rooms, the Public Access Defibrillator and trained personnel will provide a readily available emergency response to an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest within an area of Duns that has the potential for having large numbers of people present, whether they be staff, players, spectators or pupils, all within a sports hub and school environment.

The defibrillator will serve not only Duns Rugby Club but also Duns Swimming Pool, Duns Football Club, Duns Squash Club, and the primary and high schools.

The First Responders are to run a free-of-charge course in the Duns RFC club rooms on CPR and how to use the defibrillator.

Pictured below, following the installation of the defibrillator, are L to R

Morag Duncan – Duns First Responder
James Inkpen – C F Inkpen & Sons Ltd
Nikki Anderson – Treasurer, Duns RFC
Sean Robertson – Duns Swimming Pool
Stephen Wood – Duns RFC
Mark Dixon – Secretary, Duns FC
Colin Turner and Iain Lothian – Duns First Responders.

Unable to make the photo-call were representatives from BHA Tenant Volunteers and Ahlstrom-Munksjö.