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New defibrillator for Ayr’s local community presented to Ayr Gaiety

The Gaiety now have yet another community asset in their repertoire – a brand-new defibrillator.

For many years Ayrshires well-loved theatre has kept the community at its heart, striving to be as accessible as possible. From putting on BSL, Audio described and Relaxed Performances into its production of their family pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, to accommodating as best as possible for wheelchair access and providing top class service.

After much discussion and determination, The Gaiety was entered into a competition, nominated by the Technical Manager of the Edinburgh Playhouse, Doug Paisley and The Gaiety’s own Front of House and Access Manager, Michael Stewart. The competition is run annually by St Andrews First Aid, who provide a defibrillator to the winner – this year being The Gaiety.

Representatives from St Andrews First Aid attended The Gaiety just before Christmas to present the brand-new defibrillator, accompanied by the cast of The Gaiety’s Jack and the Beanstalk.

The defibrillator will be available to use by the theatre and local community if anyone should need to use it. The defibrillator can be located at The Gaiety Box Office and used in such times of need before an ambulance arrives.


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