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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1930: tabled on 13 December 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends Ardeer Bowling Club for its recent purchase and installation of a Defibrillator; recognises that the club raised funding for the purchase through the generous Donations of Members, local organisations and fellow bowling clubs; understands that a club member recently suffered a heart attack on the bowling green and was saved as a result of the efforts of fellow member Hugh McGoogan and visitor Andy Wardrope, using a defibrillator at a nearby community centre; notes that the club has undergone training for a number of its members to use the defibrillator in the event it is needed; acknowledges that the British Heart Foundation has found that there are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year, and the use of a defibrillator significantly increases the survival rates of those who suffer a heart attack; applauds the club's efforts to encourage other local bowling clubs to also purchase a defibrillator to further improve the chance of survival for members of the local community in the event of a heart attack; encourages the further roll-out of defibrillators across the country; and wishes Ardeer Bowling Club in Stevenston, all the best for the future.