11th December 2023

We are delighted with the new equipment we hope we will never use!

We’ve just installed a defibrillator in the yard at our head office at Abercorn Street in Paisley. Naturally, we hope it will never be needed, but for the comparatively small cost, we believe it is a worthwhile investment.

We also believe the charity we’ve been working with, Lucky2Bhere, is highly worthwhile and is doing an excellent job of making defibrillators available across the country and beyond.

Taylor and Fraser’s Construction Director, Angus MacInnes and the charity’s founder, Ross Cowie, have a connection spanning many years through football and shinty; they were happy to reconnect for this important.

Ross founded Lucky2Bhere in 2007 after he had experienced a cardiac arrest and was lucky in that an ambulance was nearby on the evening of the arrest and was able to use lifesaving equipment in their possession. As a result of his experience, he decided to raise funds to purchase a defibrillator for the Skye Camanachd Shinty Club in Portree.

A committee was established to raise funds to buy a defibrillator for the club and train people to use it; from these beginnings, L2BH grew in a way that had not been predicted.

Lucky2BHere is now a registered Charity with an elected Committee and Trustees run on a voluntary basis with many people offering their time and support.

Initially, Lucky2BHere provided defibrillators and emergency life support training on Skye and the immediate mainland, but they now deliver this throughout Scotland. To date, they have achieved this in numerous areas, installing equipment in sports clubs, rural villages, churches, businesses and many more. 

  • They adopt an innovative approach to how they deliver them and stick with three guiding principles:
  • We only provide equipment and training to those who ask for it.
  • Any equipment provided must be accompanied by ELS training.

In return, they look to receive a donation which covers costs and maybe a wee bit more! All additional donations we receive go towards training equipment and education.

Taylor and Fraser have been delighted to work with Ross and his team at Lucky2Bhere; commenting on the new installation, Angus MacInnes said: “I was happy to reconnect with Ross and to get involved with Lucky2Bhere; he has an inspiring story, and he and his team are doing great work to provide this potentially lifesaving equipment in so many places. 

“We have installed defibrillators at our main sites throughout the UK, and while we hope we don’t need them, it is comforting to know that they are there if there is an emergency. Ross and Luck2Bhere are doing an excellent job, and we’re happy to recommend them to anyone looking to install equipment or receive their Emergency Life Support Training” 

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