The delivery of defibrillators to both rural and urban communities right across county Mayo is one of the main objectives of the BeeCon project that will be launched tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) in Breaffy Castlebar.

From 1.30 to 3.30pm tomorrow in the Breaffy House Hotel the community based project will be formally launched and will outline the efforts that have been undertaken to provide a wireless defibrillator in a rural area, just outside Castlebar, but in addition, assists any community in securing such a vital piece of life saving equipment locally.

Recent research indicates that early intervention with a defibrillator results in an 80 percent better chance of recovery, for anyone experiencing heart failure/ heart attack.

The BeeCon project has received extensive support from local businesses and the community and the community led initiative has already been nominated for an Innovation Award by the Society of Charter Surveyors of Ireland.

Local woman Natasha Beegan, has spearheaded the project and for tomorrow’s launch she will be joined by GAA names like Martin Carney, Michael Lester and Robbie Hennelly, together with local businesses and the surrounding community.

Natasha has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley more about the initiative:


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