Heart-felt donation

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Heart-felt donation
LIFESAVING DONATION: Lions’ third defibrillator will save Benitachell lives Photo credit: Benitachell town hall

THE Teuladada-Moraira Lions Club donated an ultra-modern defibrillator costing €1,450 to Proteccion Civil in Benitachell.

Local mayor Miguel Angel Garcia and Benitachell’s Public Safety councillor Maria Jose Ivars were both in attendaance as the Lions president, David Harmer, presented the defibrillator.

This is the third defibrillator that the Lions Club has donated to the volunteer group and this latest addition will make a great deal of difference, explained Proteccion Civil’s president, as it is voice-assisted, extremely easy to use and suitable for both adults and children.

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“There is always a chance that we are going to be confronted with a cardiac arrest case,” the Proteccion Civil chief said.

“It is extremely important to be able to count on defibrillators in all of our vehicles, as rapid action is essential when saving a person’s life,” he added.

As well as the defibrillators, the Lions Club has also donated a quick-to-assemble tent that has already seen much use as a command post and improvised first aid centre during emergencies.


An excellent relation exists between the Teulada-Moraira Lions and the Benitachell’s Proteccion Civil branch.

“We are immensely grateful to both groups,” Miguel Angel Garcia and Maria Jose Ivars said.

“They play an important part in our municipality, setting an example of solidarity, empathy and courage to local society.”


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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