BP Connect Bombay given life saving AED device



BP Connect Bombay can now further assist the Franklin community after receiving an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) from one of the local Rotary clubs.

The Rotary Club of Franklin Inc Membership Director and former police sergeant Anthony Searle said the Club “could not think of a better cause” for the local community.
“We aim to deliver and enhance projects that serve and support local needs”.
“Given the strong growth in the area, providing a lifesaving cardiac device in the Bombay area is extremely important”.
“There is a large number of people residing in the Bombay area and a significant volume of people travelling through the area via the Southern Motorway and Waikato Expressway,” he said.
BP Head of Retail Frank van Hattum said BP Connect Bombay is a hub for people travelling to and from Auckland and is surrounded by the rapidly expanding Pukekohe East, Bombay and Pokeno areas.
“BP is proud to support this community initiative by housing and maintaining the new AED device behind the front counter,” he said.
The June Gray Charitable Trust also aided to provide financial assistance for the AED lifesaving cardiac device and Club member Michelle Harland from Can Doo Creative designed and supplied the signage.
Currently the Rotary Club of Franklin Inc is also assisting with a local Franklin community garden: assisting local police officer John Connolly fight terminal cancer: donating support pillows to ease the pain for Franklin people recently recovering from lung surgery.

A person dies from heart disease in New Zealand every 90 minutes and cardiovascular disease accounts for 30% of all annual deaths.
For more information: The Rotary Club of Franklin Inc: Anthony Searle: Anthony@searlegroup.co.nz or BP: Shelley Brady 021 715 986.
Upcoming events for The Rotary Club of Franklin Inc fortnightly meeting: Pukekohe. Saturday October 17, Quiz night: Valley School Hall Pukekohe.

Photo: Anthony Searle (Rotary Club of Franklin Inc) and Rochelle Smit (Store Safety Lead from BP Connect Bombay) with the AED lifesaving cardiac device.

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