EVERY second counts when saving a life and this cause has been aided thanks to a heart-starting donation.
On Saturday the Royal Freemasons’ Benevolent Institution (RFBI) presented the Leeton-Yanco Lodge with an automatic external defibrillator (AED) machine worth $2000.
It is hoped the new equipment could make a lifesaving difference in an emergency at the Masonic Hall, which is regularly used by members and visitors.
RFBI chief executive officer Frank Price said helping people in need and improving their lives was at core of the organisation.
“While we spend most of our time providing quality care and services to older people in our communities so that they can live the best life possible, supporting people in need remains an important and valued part of our work,” he said.
“Through our benevolent program we have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to support individuals and fund essential research into areas such as cancer and Alzheimer's.”
This is the seventh AED machine the RFBI has donated to lodges across NSW in the past 12 months.
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