Rotary’s life saving gift for Friockheim

Arbroath Rotary club visited Davidsons chemist in Friokheim on Monday to donate a public access defibrillator for use in the village. From left: Harry Simpson, Sylvia Geddes, Lindsay Smith, Mike Sowden, (front) David Millar, Janie Andrews, James Williamson.
Arbroath Rotary club visited Davidsons chemist in Friokheim on Monday to donate a public access defibrillator for use in the village. From left: Harry Simpson, Sylvia Geddes, Lindsay Smith, Mike Sowden, (front) David Millar, Janie Andrews, James Williamson.

Arbroath Rotary Club have just installed their fourth Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) at the Davidsons Pharmacy in Friockheim.

Continuing with their major community project, manager Mike Sowden said: “With the assistance of the Davidsons team at Friockheim we now have another AED installed and fully operational.

“We sincerely thank Davidsons for assisting with this installation, particularly for carrying out the electrical installation work.

“We now have four AEDs installed and fully operational in and around Arbroath with three in the town.

“They are located at the RNLI Lifeboat Station, Morrisons and at the Tesco store.

“Arbroath Rotary Club welcomes the support provided by the First Responder unit.

“Overall we are really pleased with the progress we are making with AED installation across Arbroath and the neighbouring area.

“This is a major project for our Rotary Club; one which we feel has touched the hearts of the local community who have demonstrated wonderful support for this project since we started it over two years ago. We look forward to installing the next AED, they have proved themselves to be truly life saving.”

Jane Andrews, the pharmacy manager at Davidsons in Friockheim, said: “We are pleased to support Arbroath Rotary Club with this life-saving project.

“It is wonderful to have a unit here in Friockheim.

“It will be a great asset to the local community.”

James Williamson, of Arbroath First Responders who will carry out regular checks on all of the AEDs, said: “This local AED installation is very appropriate as we are currently training three people from Friockheim to become fully-fledged First Responders.”