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Defibrillator is a Noble gesture

LIFESAVER: At last week’s installation of a public-access defibrillator at Alstonville Plaza, (from left) Alstonville Red Cross treasurer Ann Tierney, and family of the late Freda Noble, Glenva Blok, Warren Noble and John Noble.
LIFESAVER: At last week’s installation of a public-access defibrillator at Alstonville Plaza, (from left) Alstonville Red Cross treasurer Ann Tierney, and family of the late Freda Noble, Glenva Blok, Warren Noble and John Noble.

THE Noble family were last week "thrilled" to see a life-saving device installed at Alstonville Plaza in memory of family matriarch Freda Noble.

The public-access defibrillator was placed in the shopping centre by Alstonville Red Cross as a tribute to Freda, who was a member of the branch for 69 years. She passed away last year aged 98. Three of Freda's four children were on hand to see the heart-starter installed at the plaza, along with a grandchild and great-grandson.

John Noble said Freda would be just as thrilled as her family was to see the tribute placed in the shopping centre, next to the chemist.

Alstonville Red Cross treasurer Ann Tierney said the club was keen to do a project for the community and followed the example of Tintenbar Red Cross branch, which purchased a defibrillator for its community.

When the project was kick-started last year, the Noble family offered a $1000 donation.

That was supported by an anonymous donation, a donation from the Alstonville Women's Bowling Club and fundraising by Red Cross branch members.

And the Plaza was the obvious choice for the defibrillator.

"It's the centre of the community," Ann said.

"It's here that people come."

There are several lifesaving public-access defibrillators around the shire, including at South Ballina, the Wigmore Arcade in Ballina, Ballina Fair and at Lennox Head.


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