House of Commons
EDM #1930
Tabled 13 December 2018
2017-19 Session
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.