Wednesday the 1st of November saw the Salford District Chairman, WBro Peter Hegarty, and WBro Stan Jackson, Salford District Charity Steward, present a defibrillator to the Maritime Volunteer Service at the Port of Manchester. They were accompanied by Millie McDonagh of the DefibShop, who kindly provided the defibrillator. The defibrillator was funded by a grant of £1,078 from the ELMC

Receiving the defibrillator, Regional Volunteer Officer, Alexander Rodgers, said; “It is fantastic to have received such a generous donation enabling us to obtain what is literally a lifesaving piece of equipment.  I would like to express my thanks and the thanks of MVS as a whole, to both the Masons of East Lancashire for the donation and to Defib Shop for supplying such an amazing piece of equipment.” 

He continued, “The unit will hopefully never have the need to use the new device, but everyone can be assured that it will accompany us to all future events, whatever size, and should the need arise, we now have the equipment to potentially save a life.  Our statement is ‘We Change Lives’ and with this donation we can certainly do that.”

The Maritime Volunteer Service is a recognised national maritime training organisation and a UK registered charity, with more than 25 units around the country providing training to nationally and internationally recognised standards, serving local communities, especially in times of need or emergency, and taking part in resilience exercises ashore and afloat.