Local effort raises funds for defibrillator

Three Lochs holiday park manager Jim Stewart is presented the new defibrillator by Kendall Clark.
Three Lochs holiday park manager Jim Stewart is presented the new defibrillator by Kendall Clark.

Locals and holidaymakers moved by the sudden death of a well-known man from Kirkinner organised a huge fundraising effort recently to buy a defibrillator.

Generous donations towards the machine means Three Lochs Holiday Park near Kirkcowan, where Colin Clark wuffered a heart attack last April from which he later died, can now house the defibrillator to help any other sufferers.

Staff at Three Lochs decided to hold a race night in The Grapes pub in Wigtown, and with collection boxes, quiz sheets and donations, £1178 was raised. This afforded the purchase of the automatic defibrillator which can be found in the holiday park office, available for use anywhere in the remote surroundings of the Three Lochs.

The family of Colin and staff of the park would like to thank everyone for their support, time and effort in helping to raise funds for this cause.