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The Whistling Frog

4 July 2018

L/R: Rachael Watt and Lyndon Whale (PowerNet) presenting the AED to Michelle Bridson (The Whistling Frog) with St John representatives Tania Walker and Ken Barton.

The Whistling Frog Café is the latest Southern organisation to benefit from a life-saving donation from PowerNet and St John.

An automated defibrillator (AED) was donated to the café in July, one of four donated to Southern communities 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 four AED devices annually to the network communities, which PowerNet manages.

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

PowerNet GM People, Culture and Communication, Marcus Waters, said the AED donation was another way the company could support the Southern community to stay safe and healthy. Along with the AED donation two Level 1 First Aid training sessions for The Whistling Frog Café staff 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.