HEYWOOD Football Netball Club has successfully attained a heart defibrillator thanks to a generous show of support from the community. “(The fundraiser) has gone well and truly ahead of what we expected … we’ve done very well; the club’s very happy,” club medic trainer and the fundraiser’s organiser Robert Wallington said.
“It just goes to show that your local community does help you out when you need it; when they know it’s for something important like this is they’ll dig deep in their pockets.”
In addition to the defibrillator the club will be able to use the money raised to purchase other medical equipment.
“We’ve got another sponsor that came on board, my GP actually, Dr Ali Rana from Tristar Medical Group … he’s donating some money so we can buy the blood pressure unit.
“We’ve also got to buy a solid neck brace and some other bits and pieces, and we’ll also be able to probably get half a season’s worth of medical tapes and stuff like that.”
The club has raised over $3500, not including the money raised from the raffle, for which the prizes include a bike, a gift basket from Guardian Pharmacy in Portland, and a Travelling Bag from Portland Retravision,
Read more in Monday’s edition of the Portland Observer.