Drake community receives life-saving defibrillator

Lunatic Hotel publicans Amanda and James Hartley with the new defibrillator along with councillor John Macnish and Drake School of Arts & Progress Association president Roger Turnerflank.
Lunatic Hotel publicans Amanda and James Hartley with the new defibrillator along with councillor John Macnish and Drake School of Arts & Progress Association president Roger Turnerflank.

Drake Village has received a big boost with a substantial donation from Tenterfield Shire Council to help with the purchase of a defibrillator for the community.

Many local community groups – including Drake Public School P&C, Drake Rural Fire Service, Rural Transaction Centre and Drake Progress Association – also lent their support for this worthy cause.

Genuine thanks must go out to all who contributed, as the community of Drake now has a defibrillator installed and ready for use at the Lunatic Hotel.

Although we hope it will never be needed, the local community now has the ability to save a life if the need arises.

Nice doing business with you, as Drake School of Arts & Progress Association president Roger Turnerflank thanks councillor John Macnish for Tenterfield Shire Council's help in funding the defibrillator.

Nice doing business with you, as Drake School of Arts & Progress Association president Roger Turnerflank thanks councillor John Macnish for Tenterfield Shire Council's help in funding the defibrillator.

The Heart Foundation estimates around 15,000 people die unexpectedly in Australia from sudden cardiac death every year.

A defibrillator dramatically improves survival rates if applied in minutes. St John’s Ambulance said having one nearby can mean the difference between life and death.

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