Auchinleck's Urban Hair have been gifted a new defibrillator machine, as part of an initiative to boost the number of machines in East Ayrshire.

The machine was kindly donated to Urban Hair by Sweco UK.

This unique 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 the council.

Urban hair worker Sarah had read about the East Ayrshire Council iniative online, and due to a customer having taken ill in the past, the salon wanted to be prepared for anything like that happening in the future.

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 fill list of locations of current defibrillators in East Ayrshire, how to register your defibrillator and information on how to use and maintain the equipment.