Last week colleagues from our Galashiels Relationship Centre celebrated the installation of a new defibrillator in Galashiels town centre.
The new device, partially funded by Scottish Building Society, is an essential part in trying to save someone who is in cardiac arrest. The defibrillator is located at The Salmon Inn on Bank Street and is accessible 24-7, with the team from The Salmon Inn providing the utilities and maintenance needed to keep it operational.
Some of our colleagues completed a training day to learn how the life-saving device works.
The project was led by Helen Calder, from the Salmon Inn who said: "I would like to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed generously through our Just Giving campaign and give special thanks to Energise Galashiels Trust, The Focus Centre, Scottish Building Society and TD1 Youth Hub. The support from those within our community is a testament to how much people care in Galashiels."