Gateway Retail Park backs fundraising effort to save local lives

David Ryan, Gateway Retail Park, presenting a cheque for €1,500 to Galway City Mayor Cllr. Neil McNelis to help fund Salthill Knocknacarra Cardiac First Responders purchase of a defibrillator. Photo; Ray Ryan.

Gateway Retail Park, Galway, has backed fundraising efforts by Salthill Knocknacarra Cardiac First Responders (CFR) for the purchase of a defibrillator.

Founded in 2016, Salthill Knocknacarra Cardiac First Responders has attended 152 high priority calls in the area in the last two years.

Gateway Retail Park has donated €1,500 towards a defibrillator to help save more local lives.

Salthill Knocknacarra CFR is a voluntary group operating in conjunction with the National Ambulance Service. It provides a rapid response to victims of cardiac arrest, chest pain, choking and stroke.

The group provides life-saving interventions such as CPR and defibrillation to victims should an ambulance not yet be at the scene, and provides assistance to ambulance staff in attendance.

“Gateway Retail Park is delighted to donate €1,500 to Salthill Knocknacarra Cardiac First Responders for the purchase of a defibrillator,” said David Ryan of Gateway Retail Park, who joined with Galway City Mayor Cllr Niall McNelis to present the funds.

“We know a defibrillator will help this wonderful local voluntary group save more local lives and we are happy to help.”

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