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AED Invercargill Bowling Club

7 May 2018

L/R: PowerNet Chief Financial Officer Greg Buzzard, Invercargill Bowling Club Joe Ineson (Club Patron/Life Member), Paul Connell (Vice President), Pam Calder (President), Electricity Invercargill Ltd Karen Arnold (Director), St John Bob Blassey (Shift Manager Invercargill) and Paul Colvin (First Aid Tutor)

The Invercargill Bowling Club is the latest Southern organisation to benefit from a life-saving donation from PowerNet and St John.

An automated defibrillator (AED) donated to the club this week, is the first of three AEDs proposed for donation to Southern communities during this year.

The donation is part of PowerNet and St John’s sponsorship to improve public safety and education in the south.

The sponsorship includes the donation of three AED devices annually to the network communities, which PowerNet manages.

Invercargill Bowling Club Vice President, Paul Connell said the club was delighted to receive the donation.

“Our club is very safety focused and is immensely pleased to receive the generous donation of an AED from PowerNet. It is great to have the AED on site and know it could potentially save a life in the future. The AED will be installed in the club’s locker room area readily accessible to all players and visitors,” Mr Connell said.

When available within minutes of a cardiac arrest occurring, an AED can vastly improve a person’s chance of survival.

PowerNet Chief Financial Officer, Greg Buzzard, said the AED donation was another way the company could support the Southern community to stay safe and healthy. Along with the AED donation, ‘How to use an AED’ training for up to 10 members would also be provided by the PowerNet funded programme.”

“Our partnership with St John is about using our joint resources to promote safety in our communities, mostly through education. It’s great that PowerNet is able to back this up with the donation of life-saving equipment such as AEDs,” he said.