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By Ben Murray
Annan and Eskdale
Eastriggs grateful for new defibrillator
GENEROUS DONATION . . . (From left to right) Community group member Kevin Clark, CHA officer Alan Somerville and community group chair Rob Holliday

EASTRIGGS Community Group have been given a donation of £1000 to go towards a third defibrillator to make the village safer.

Senior development officer of Cunninghame Housing Association (CHA) Alan Somerville arrived in Eastriggs at the beginning of the week to present a cheque to the members of the community group.

The group has seen great success raising funds across the year to install two defibrillators across the town, with one installed at Eastriggs Social Club and the other placed at the Wayside Inn.

This third defibrillator is set to be placed within “The Green” area of the town, as regeneration over the years has seen this area gain an increased amount of footfall.

Funding for the Eastriggs Community Group came from the CHA’s ‘Making Our Communities a Better Place Fund’, which has been operating from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 until the allocated funding is exhausted.

Lesley Keenan, chairperson of CHA said: “We are delighted to be able to provide financial support to Eastriggs Community Group, assisting with the purchase and installation of a defibrillator.

“Having a defibrillator close by can help save a life, and if that is only one person, then it is worth having such a vital facility.”

Eastriggs Community Group secretary, Isabelle Clark said: “The community group is grateful for the grund funding from Cunninghame Housing Association’s ‘Making Our Communities’ fund.

“Without this funding, there would have been a delay with the purchase of the defibrillator.”

Those interested in learning more about CHA’s ‘Making Our Communities’ fund can visit www.cunninghame-housing.org.

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