Earlier this year, Eildon Housing Association staff, as part of the “Healthy Working Lives” initiative, worked with Selkirk-based charity Scottish HART to provide a defibrillator which is now housed at the front entrance of Eildon’s head office in the town’s Ettrick Riverside area.
Dinah Faulds, chairman of Eildon Staff Association, said “Once Eildon staff were aware of the work of Scottish HART in distributing defibrillators, our staff association approached the Eildon Trust to ask if they could give a donation. We now have the defibrillator in place and eight Eildon staff have received training in its use, with other colleagues attending awareness-raising for these life-saving devices.”
The charity’s founder, Wilma Gunn (centre), receives a £500 cheque from Eildon Trust trustee Trevor Burrows, watched by Dinah Faulds.
z The Eildon Trust is a related organisation of the Eildon Group which was established to raise money and provide grants and funds to support local community initiatives in the Borders.