‘Enniskerry Heartsavers’ Cadiac First Response group are hosting a special evening with veteran foreign correspondent Robert Fisk.
Fisk will be interviewed by economist and TV presenter David McWilliams on Tuesday, April 29 in Summerhill House Hotel where he will discuss his career in the Middle East.
‘Enniskerry Heartsavers’ Cardiac First Response group aims to provide accessible Automated Defibrillators in public places in the area as well as to teach members of the community how to provide CPR and to act as first response to patients suffering with cardiac issues while an ambulance is on the way.
Given the remote nature of Enniskerry village and the access issues that occur in poor weather conditions, the service provided is extremely important. Enniskerry Heartsavers have already fundraised and purchased three AEDs/Defibrillators for the area. They are currently raising funds to purchase training equipment and supplies for trained first responders who will be on call with central ambulance control.
Enniskerry Heartsavers will be working under the umbrella group WWCFR who, within the confines of county Wicklow have already had over 2, 500 callouts since they were first established in 2004.
Robert Fisk is an English writer and journalist. He has been Middle East correspondent for The Independent since 1989. During his career he has covered numerous wars and revolutions from the Troubles to the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Gulf war to the Kosovo War and the Algerian Civil War to the Arab Spring. He is currently covering the ongoing Syrian Civil War.
Fisk is an Arabic speaker and is one of few Western journalists to have interviewed Osama bin Laden, which he did on three separate occasions between 1993 and 1997.
Fisk holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. He has received the Orwell Prize for Journalism and has been voted the British Press International Journalist of the Year seven times. Fisk holds twelve honorary degrees including an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Dublin where he had previously gained a PhD in Political Science in 1983.
The evening promises to be utterly enthralling while also benefiting an important and worthy cause. Tickets are €20 and the event will take place in Summerhill House Hotel, Enniskerry at 8pm. To book tickets call 086 858 4611 or for more information call 086 363 6226.