We have been very lucky over the past four years to have a defibrillator in Inverie, which was kindly supplied to us by Ross Cowie of Lucky2BHere (www.Lucky2Bhere.org). Ross had a heart attack on a shinty pitch on Skye, and his life was only saved because by good fortune an ambulance with a defibrillator on board happened to be driving past at the time. Since then, he has campaigned tirelessly to raise money for defibrillators, which are now situated in many remote areas across Skye and the Highlands.
Our defib is one of these machines, and Ross has been over regularly with guys from Heartstart Skye to train members of the community in how to use it. Knoydart has had this defib, worth over £1000, for four years for free. The battery has now expired, and Ross is sending us a new one. It costs £300. We are now looking to raise funds for the Lucky2BHere charity, and your contribution will go towards us repaying the costs for our defib and helping others purchase this life saving equipment. Anything you can give would be fantastic.