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Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Tingha’s Wing Hing Long Museum, which attracts thousands of visitors each year, has now installed its own defibrillator and trained a dozen local first aiders.

Wing Hing Long Museum’s Danny Coleman said there was a need for an AED or defibrillator to be installed in Tingha’s main street and the museum was the ideal venue.

“We’re open most days of the week including the weekend, and often have large tour groups passing through the museum, so it makes sense to have an AED here”.

Mr Coleman says the AED and also first aid training for volunteers was made possible thanks to a grant from Sapphire Wind Farm Community Fund, which offers funds to community focused projects for non-profit organisations operating in Inverell Shire.

The museum’s volunteers recently met with Sapphire Wind Farm’s David Williamson and thanked the wind farm for the critical installation.

“It’s great to have the support of Sapphire Wind Farm and have David here to see the results of their funding,” Mr Coleman said.

Mr Williamson says he’s delighted to see the Tingha community being proactive about installing an AED and also making sure locals are aware how to use the device.

“Danny and the rest of the volunteers at Wing Hing Long Museum do an incredible job preserving important local history and also bringing visitors to Tingha”.

“Sapphire Wind Farm is proud to support a project that potentially could save a life”.

The next round of Sapphire Wind Farm Community Grants will open in August 2024.


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