New Cumnock Bowling Club became the latest community group to benefit from a new life-saving defibrillator machine.

Atelier Ten were delighted to support the club through the East Ayrshire Community Defibrillator Initiative.

This initiative, devised by the council’s health and safety service and procurement, encourages local contractors to donate life-saving equipment for distribution within the communities where they are undertaking work, as part of their obligations to provide wider local community benefits during the life of their contract with EAC.

This will be a great addition to the community and fits with the group’s vision of improving the physical appearance of the village, encouraging tourists and visitors, increasing employment opportunities, improving community safety and creating a community where people want to live.

New Cumnock Primary School also benefitted from the introduction of a machine last year.

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Other areas such as Ochiltree, Cumnock and Auchinleck have had machines fitted in the past 12 months.

Applications are welcomed from any community groups and clubs based in East Ayrshire who would like to benefit from this equipment.

Further details on how the initiative works and how to apply can be found on the East Ayrshire Council Wellbeing Website including a full list of locations of current defibrillators in East Ayrshire, how to register your defibrillator and information on how to use and maintain the equipment.