Sunday 12th NOVEMBER 2023
A very windy day but a large crowd turned out at the Childrens Somme Garden in Cloughey to remember those
who have given there lives that we may be free. We were joined by Kirkistown Pipe Band and two buglers who added
a wonderful atmosphere to the wreath laying ceremony.
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A new life-saving defibrillator has been installed in
the former BT phone box in Cloughey village.
Cloughey and District Association organised the
installation through the Community Heartbeat Trust
with funding from Awards for All, and it will provide
emergency cardiac cover for the area. The equipment is live and is now available should anyone
suffer a cardiac arrest. This service is in addition to
the First Responders service on the Ards Peninsula.
KNOWN AS AN " AED " THE DEFIBRILLATOR TALKS YOU
THROUGH THE PROCESS TO SAVE A LIFE. THESE AED'S
HAVE SAVED MANY LIVES AND IT IS A GREAT ASSET TO
THE VILLAGE. AS AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES HAVE
INCREASED IT IS REASURING TO KNOW HELP IS AT HAND
AT A LOCAL LEVEL. USING THE AED IS STRAIGHT FORWARD
AND THE MACHINE GIVES VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS WHEN
The kiosk and defibrillator will be monitored and
maintained by volunteers from the CDCA.
FOR A SHORT VIDEO ON HOW TO USE AN AED