Richmond School of Arts gets its own AED

Margaret Thorne of Richmond School of Arts thanks Harvey Fotheringham for the lifesaving device he donated in memory of his wife Verna. A plaque saying as much is under the device.

Margaret Thorne of Richmond School of Arts thanks Harvey Fotheringham for the lifesaving device he donated in memory of his wife Verna. A plaque saying as much is under the device.

If you drop with a heart attack at Richmond School of Arts, the volunteers there will have you covered, after taking delivery of a defibrillator on Wednesday, November 8.

The defibrillator (or AED) was donated by Harvey Fotheringham of Freemans Reach, in memory of his wife Verna Jones who passed away in March, 2014.

“Her last outing was to a Macca concert here,” Mr Fotheringham said. “She lived at Freemans Reach all her life and was descended from First Fleeters.”

Glossodia’s Peter Gooley conducted a demonstration of the device (see video here) for the hall’s volunteers, Dr Ravi of Hawkesbury Heartstart and Mayor Mary Lyons-Buckett.

A beautiful morning tea of peanut and caramel slice, sandwiches and lemon tarts was also laid on.