As part of the Athgarvan GAA & LGFA strategic plan 2021 – 2026, the club included a community inclusion pillar. The pillar contains a number of elements one being to promote inclusiveness in certain areas.
In February 2022, a pilot AED (automated external defibrillator) and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) Awareness programme was run within the club in partnership with our friends Newbridge Community First Responders and Scoil Bhríde National School. This pilot was a success with very positive feedback.
Following on from this, it is planned to run 3 more sessions between now and November 2022. This is open to all within the club and community and places are limited to 10 per session. These sessions will be very informal with the intention being to give those an appreciation to the AED [Mediana HeartOn A15] located on the club house wall and also basic CPR.
The use of an AED and CPR isn’t limited to a club, Newbridge town is very lucky to have 17 HeartOn A15s located in different locations: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1SUfpp1VdK-3KU1atXchcHmlXs1RGvbMh&amp;ll=53.17976439065947%2C-6.801169881570021&amp;z=16 looked after by Newbridge Community First Responders.
The first of the Summer/Autumn sessions will take place;
LOCATION: Grounds of Athgarvan GAA & LGFA
DATE: Friday 26th August
TIME: 7pm to 8.15pm.
TO REGISTER: Click on the this link: https://forms.gle/kvdF82gN4ZQh1D536
Please remember the session is limited to 10 on a first come first serve basis. All those who express an interest but don’t get a place, will be notified and go on a waiting list with first refusal for the next session.
Finally, if you are interested, please ensure you know you can attend before registering.