What a community we have here in Canowindra. The money has been raised and vital lifesaving equipment will soon be available at the Canowindra Sports Oval. This amazing show of community support was prompted by local Lisa Cartwright, after a life threatening incident occurred at the Canowindra Swimming Pool which she manages. The equipment that saved the life of a young boy was however not available at the local sports oval.
“I was shocked to find that this equipment was not at the sports oval”, Lisa said.
“There are so many sports groups, community events and school events held at the sports oval each year and this lifesaving equipment is vital. I was approached by Cheryl and the Canowindra Phoenix team and they offered to help promote the cause. We decided on a raffle and the Phoenix started a business challenge by kick starting the donations off with $100, and setting the challenge for other businesses to do the same”.
Due to an overwhelming response the money that has been raised has not only been able to purchase the Automated External Defibrillator and Oxygen Resuscitation Kit, but has also purchased a St John’s First Aid Kit and in conjunction with the Sports Trust, the remaining money will be allocated to further first aid equipment.
Lisa went on to say that this lifesaving equipment is all part of basic first aid training and that each club will have someone trained to use it.
Well done Lisa and well done to the community of Canowindra!
By Mel Stanbury