Edenderry schools presented with life saving defibrillators

TWO Edenderry schools benefited from the fundraising efforts of two local ladies when they were presented with life saving equipment last Thursday morning.

TWO Edenderry schools benefited from the fundraising efforts of two local ladies when they were presented with life saving equipment last Thursday morning.

Edenderry Boys National school and Oaklands Community College received the defibrillators from Louise Mangan and Martina Harris after the pair were given the defibrillators by the Mark Heffernan Trust, who highlight the dangers of SADS (Sudden Adult Arrhythmic Death Syndrome).

Louise explained that Martina, who is her sister, and herself raised monies for the Trust by completing the Women’s Mini Marathon in 2011 and also by hosting a coffee morning. “We raised a lot of money,” she enthused.

Following their fundraising efforts, the Edenderry pair acquired the life saving equipment, which they chose to give to the two schools.

Delighted with their efforts, Louise said the pair are going to do the mini marathon again and are also hosting another coffee morning at her home in Ballyfore on May 5 and all are welcome.

Louise also thanked everyone who contributed to last year’s effort and everyone is welcome to come to the coffee morning.

All monies raised will again go to the Mark Heffernan Trust.