A donation from a charitable trust will help keep the hearts of Hāwera safe.

The Department of Medicine Charitable Trust gifted the Hāwera Park Croquet Club a Zoll Automated External Defibrillator Three.

Club member Ricardo Pintor says it's been a long-term goal for the club to get an AED.

"It's an asset for the community as we're centrally located. We hope it never gets used but it's peace of mind knowing we have it there in case of an emergency."

Kareen McLeod from the Department of Medicine Charitable Trust visited the club to gift them the defibrillator and also teach them how to use it.

"We have gifted 140 AEDs around the maunga."

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