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Updated: 17/07/17 : 05:50:36

Ballygawley and Sooey successfully raise Defibrillator funding

Ballygawley Sooey Defibrillator Group; (l-r) Paul Kennedy, Grace Callaghan, Patricia Gorman, Niall Mc Loughlin, Ann Dorey, Mary Kelly, Thomas Walsh. Absent from photo Lorraine Rooney
A community social marked the end of an eight-week fundraising drive to purchase defibrillators for the Ballygawley and Sooey area with a celebratory night. successfully 

 11,820 was the final figure raised.

Speaking on the night, Chairperson, Ann Dorey, "thanked the whole community for their support over the past few weeks. A special thank you to everyone who sold tickets and to all our many business sponsors".

PRO, Thomas Walsh stated "We will be progressing with the purchase of three defibrillators, one of which will be located in Sooey at Sooey Hall, the second at Daybreak Mc Tiernans, Ballygawley and third at Kilross National School.

 The committee will be continuing with CPR training over the coming weeks.

Anyone who wishes to subscribe for the free training can message the group via Facebook or send email to