Defibrillator for Patricia Hinchey Centre

The East Grampians Health Service Patricia Hinchey Centre has purchased a defibrillator thanks to a donation from U3A Ararat.

U3A Ararat last year held a fashion parade showcasing vintage classics and rare outfits from the past, titled ‘Threads’, modelled by Marian College students

It also featured a digital and static display from the Lady Grimwade Collection from Ararat Gallery’s permanent collection.

U3A Ararat donated $600 to the Patricia Hinchey Centre to purchase a new defibrillator, and $1000 to Marian College to be used for student scholarships.

“We are very grateful for the generosity of U3A Ararat members,” EGHS chief executive Andrew Freeman said.

“Defibrillators are vital for the quick response to people suffering a cardiac arrest and to have one installed at the Patricia Hinchey Centre will be important for the safety of our consumers.”

EGHS Director of Community Services Sally Philip (left) and Manager of Patricia Hinchey Centre Jacinta Harman (right) accept a cheque from U3A Ararat members Alwyn Kitchen, Pam Orr and Anne Hedgeland