New first aid equipment for LINC

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The funds raised by the Centennial Coal Charity Golf Day earlier this year continue to benefit local organisations with the Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre (LINC) receiving a defibrillator and first aid kits.

“This generous support will enable us to provide the best possible care to our ageing service users and has equipped us with the most up to date means possible,” said Sonia Cox, LINC’s Home and Community Care Manager.

“I am extremely proud of our local men and women who work in our local mines, as they are generous and community minded who always look to help and support organisations such as ours.”

“Without such support, our community services would not be able to meet the ever increasing demands of an ageing population,” she said.

As well as the donation of the first aid equipment, Centennial Coal’s, Brett Croucher, will provide LINC staff with the required training to operate the first aid equipment.

LINC is a very valuable service to the elderly and disabled in the Lithgow community by providing home and community care services such as social support, community lunches, meals on wheels, home modification, maintenance services and community transport.

The aim of LINC and these services is to assist people to continue living in their own home and provide opportunities for social interaction and respite for their carers.