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Seven Clarence and Richmond Valley clubs could now save more lives

Sports clubs in Evans Head, Grafton, Yamba and Minnie Water have been successful in securing lifesaving emergency medical equipment after taking advantage of the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s new defibrillator subsidy initiative, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis has announced. 

“The Government introduced subsidies of up to $1300 or 50 per cent of the cost for the purchase, training and maintenance of defibrillators and it is great to see local sports clubs take up the offer,” Mr Gulaptis said. 

The clubs are Evans Head-Casino, Yamba and Minnie Water-Wooli Surf Life Saving Clubs, Grafton Clay Target Club, Grafton Rifle Club and Yamba Bowls and Recreation Club. 

Mr Gulaptis praised the clubs and applauded the Government imitative saying that it would save lives. 

“More than 33,000 Australians have a heart attack every year and quick access to CPR and defibrillation increases survival rate by 75 per cent,” Mr Gulaptis said. 

“I encourage other local clubs to apply when the next round of funding opens.” 

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