Bendigo Community Bank® branches on the Gold Coast have joined forces with former Ironman Champion, Surf lifesaver and Defibrillator Ambassador, Guy Leech from Heart180 to install 14 life-saving community defib units in Gold Coast businesses and community clubs.
Alarming statistics show 30,000 lives are lost each year to sudden cardiac arrest with only about 6% chance of survival without a defib - but these statistics can increase to about 90% chance of survival with a defib.
Defib units are now located in the 8 Bendigo Community Bank® branches on the Gold Coast, including the Tugun branch located at 1-3/482 Golden Four Drive. Five community defibs will be placed in various locations around the Gold Coast including sporting clubs and community organisations.
Guy Leech launched the initiative at the Tugun Community Bank® Branch Bendigo Bank in October, announcing a competition for locals to nominate a community group to receive an additional defibrillator. The Gold Coast community have been asked to nominate a local community group which does not have a defib. The community group with the most votes will win.
For the Southern Gold Coast, entry is via the Tugun Community Bank Branch Facebook page, so jump over and nominate a community group or club that could use this lifesaving facility.