BINGO: Beaufort Defibrillator Group are planning a fundraising bingo night to maintain the area’s nine life-saving defibrillators. Pictured were: Norma McHugh, Susan English, Gemma Robins, Mary O’Connor and Miriam Malone.

Beaufort Defibrillator Group plans to hold a bingo night this April to raise vital funds to maintain the area’s nine life-saving defibrillators.

The bingo night, which is open to the whole community and beyond, will be held at Beaufort Community Centre, on Friday April 12, at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm and children are welcome to attend so feel free to bring all the family along for an entertaining evening.

Some great prizes will be up for grabs for calling a line or a full house, and there will also be a cash jackpot for a lucky winner.

Adult books are €10 each and children’s books will be available for €5 each.

Jackpot sheets are sold separately at €2 each. There will also be refreshments at the interval and a raffle.

Beaufort has nine life-saving defibrillators which can be found at, Beaufort Community Hall, Kate Kearney’s Cottage, Cronin’s Yard, Kilgobnet National School, Cullina National School, Lord Brandon’s Cottage, Curraghmore Black Valley (x2) and Kissane’s shop.

As well as having a great start to your weekend you’ll be supporting a life and death cause, Mary O’Connor, Chairperson of the group explained.

“Beaufort’s nine life-saving defibrillators need to be consistently funded to remain in reliable working order to help save anyone who goes into cardiac arrest,” she said.

“Think of them as insurance for yourself and your loved ones should the unthinkable ever happen.”

All funds made on the evening will go towards the running costs of Beaufort’s nine defibrillators, including batteries and electrode pads which need regular replacement, and the provision of CPR and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training for the community and beyond.


For further information about the bingo night or to book your place on the next defibrillator training day please call Mary O’Connor on 0861992401.