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Gospel Bus Ministry team show heart for the community with new defibrillator

Richard Bell (Gospel Bus), Peter McCool (McCools Centra), Joyce Bell (Gospel Bus).

The Ballymena based Gospel Bus Ministry team have showed expressed their heart for the local community again with the installation of a brand new defibrillator at the popular McCool’s Centra on the Antrim Road.

It is the latest initiative from the local group who already run an independent Food Bank in the town, a free service that is open to anyone at anytime, and one that helped many families in recent challenging times.

Director of the Gospel Bus Ministry, Richard Bell, said:

“On the 6 August last year, I took a cardiac arrest and from then I realised the importance in the speed of the response to such an emergency.

“I just want to thank everyone who has donated towards the defibrillator and hopefully this can be used to save many lives.”

Gospel Bus Ministry Director Richard Bell with Food Bank Organiser Kathryn Baillie

McCool’s Centra acts as an important hub in the local community and the team are delighted to now have this life-saving resource on hand.

"We are delighted to host the latest defibrillator,” said Peter McCool, owner of McCool’s.

“Knowing what happened to Richard, you just never know who or when we could be in need of it.

“We are at the heart of the community and believe passionately in serving the community as we have done for the last 50 years. We hope and pray that it is never needed, but it could just be a life saver to someone."

To find out more about the Gospel Bus Ministry please visit the group’s Facebook page:

Gospel Bus Ministry Ballymena