Ayr Gaiety Theatre welcomes lifesaving defibrillator from St Andrew’s First Aid

St Andrew’s First Aid has presented a lifesaving defibrillator to the Ayr Gaiety Theatre. Characters from this year’s Christmas Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime met with representatives from St Andrew’s First Aid to mark the occasion and take official receipt of the new defibrillator on behalf of the local community.

Until now, the closest defibrillator to the theatre was in nearby council offices which are closed when shows are running. The theatre entered a competition run by St Andrew’s First Aid, during Scottish First Aid Week , in a bid to receive the defibrillator.

Gayle Adnyana, Managing Director of St Andrew’s First Aid, said: “The theatre is at the heart of the local community in Ayr and we are delighted to present this defibrillator to the team. Keeping people safe in public spaces has to be a top priority (for?) and we are pleased to be part of that journey in Ayr by providing this crucial, lifesaving equipment.”

Michael Stewart from Ayr Gaiety Theatre, said: “We are a small theatre running as a charity and can have as many as 550 people in the audience in an evening along with volunteers Front of House and Backstage. We are thrilled to have this defibrillator which will help keep everyone safe at both our theatre and is also now available so close to the busy town centre.”

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