Ewan Campbell a local resident from Tresta Road amassed £1,300 through fundraising for a defibrillator for the Cadder Community. The new defibrillator is positioned in a secure yellow box on the side of the Association’s office at Fara Street. It has been registered with the Scottish Ambulance service for them to direct any local residents for access and its use in the event of a cardiac arrest or associated heart issues.
Ewan said, ‘I wanted to do some fundraising for charity through my passion for running and thought of the idea of a community defibrillator, which may make a difference to people in Cadder. I hope no-one requires its use, but it could be the difference between life and death. I would like to thank all the people who gave generously in my fundraising, as well as Cadder Housing Association who paid for the (defibrillator cabinet, signage and its installation at their offices.’
Mark Scott, Interim Maintenance Manager said, ‘We are delighted to have supported Ewan to organise the installation and promotion of the defibrillator at our offices, which is an accessible location in the heart of the community’.
The Association’s Director, Kenny Mollins was enthused with Ewan’s fundraising efforts for the benefit of Cadder and stated, ‘We would like to congratulate Ewan on his achievements and commitment to the community to provide the defibrillator for the benefit of other local residents. This is exactly the community spirit we are trying to create in Cadder, Well Done Ewan!’
The Association would welcome contact from any local residents who have ideas that could benefit the Cadder community.