Show your colours to help rescue team

The face masks, in distinctive GAA colours, produced by the Killarney Cardiac Response Unit

BRIGHT spark members of the Killarney Cardiac Response Unit devised a clever idea to raise funds during the Covid-19 pandemic.

But then they came up with an even better plan to ensure the original idea was guaranteed to be a big hit.

The volunteers have been busy producing reusable face masks to help prevent the spread of the virus and to ensure they are in even bigger demand, they have produced a whole range of in the green and gold of Kerry.

Others are in the colours of local GAA clubs, including Dr Crokes, Killarney Legion, Kilcummin and Glenflesk, and they could become the big fashion accessory of the year if GAA activity is allowed to resume.

The masks, which come with a filter pouch, were created entirely by unit volunteers and they are washable for reuse which helps ensure the disposable masks are reserved for those on the frontline.

“Our community support team has had a few calls so we decided that the face masks would be something we could contribute,” said unit PRO Carole Moran

Funds raised go towards Killarney Cardiac Rescue Unit and the and ICRR Air Ambulance Service.

The Killarney Cardiac Response Unit responds to 999 or 112 emergency calls in conjunction with the National Ambulance Service.

During the Covid-19 pandemic the members have refocused on providing community support, public access to defibrillators and sharing advice throughout the community.

To order masks call 064-6694144.

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