Defibrillator boost for Masonic Temple

Provincial Master Ronnie Simpson presents the cheque to Susan Hastie of the Masonic Club as members look on

Provincial Master Ronnie Simpson presents the cheque to Susan Hastie of the Masonic Club as members look on

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Revellers at the Masonic Temple in Broad Street, Peterhead, shall soon feel a little safer when they attend Masonic meetings or social events in the club.

The management committee recently approved the purchase of a Defibrillator (Heart Start) machine for the Temple.

To facilitate the purchase, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Aberdeenshire East donated £500 towards the cost of the device which should be in place very soon.

The cheque was recently handed over to the Club by Provincial Grand Master, Bro Ronald Simpson, at a special event in the Temple.

Committee member Mikey Glennie was quoted as saying: “Many public places now have defibrillators in place which are very simple to use - and I am sure we all know of people whose life has been saved by one of these devices.”

He added: “We cannot put a price on a life so I am sure that the users of the Club and the Temple will feel comforted b knowing we had one at hand.”

Defibrillators are used on those who are suffering from cardiac arrest.

Defibrillators are simple and safe to use and each machine gives clear instructions, meaning no training is required to use one.

Once in position, a defibrillator will detect the heart’s rhythm and will only deliver a shock if needed.