We’re a family company that holds certain values at heart. One of these is the value of life.
Being a Gozo-born entity, we decided to team up with a Gozitan NGO that has been working silently for the last 30+ years and contribute our little bit towards the community.
With the support of the Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo (FSEG), we bought two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) which we installed outside our two showrooms – one in Victoria and the other in Attard – for use by the general public.
This means that anyone working, shopping, passing by, jogging or walking in front of our premises, or even residents living nearby, now have a portable tool which provides a step-by-step vocal assistance in case of a heart-related emergency.
Used immediately in the few minutes after a cardiac arrest, an AED can indeed make the difference between life and death. It is also easy to use by non-medical persons and therefore ideal to be used in the first crucial minutes after a heart-related emergency, until an ambulance actually arrives on scene.
The installation of an AED outside our premises is the first such initiative completely funded by the private sector for the general public, at least on Gozo.
In the coming weeks, we are organising free demonstration sessions open to the general public, to increase awareness on how to use a defibrillator in case of emergency. These sessions will be organised at our Victoria, Gozo and our Attard showrooms. More information will be published in due course.
Our AED initiative was launched last week by the Minister for Gozo, Hon. Dr Justyne Caruana, who had words of praise for such Corporate Social Responsibility sense and encouraged other Gozitan entities to follow suit.
The Minister was welcomed by the Directors, brothers Max and Andrew Zammit, who invited her to visit the main Gozo showroom and meet staff members.
Dr John B Pace, from the Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo (FSEG), said that saving lives is the most important way that the organisation can help the sick and the elderly and AEDs are safe life-savers even in the hands of non-medical people. The FSEG welcomed and supported such community care initiatives and eagerly encouraged other businesses in Gozo to take similar endeavours for the benefit of the population at large.
We’re very proud that we are investing time, energy and money into our community and we too encourage other small businesses to think of others and the area they are in. If we ALL do one tiny initiative every now and then, our Malta and Gozo would be infinitely better for all.
More photos of the Gozo Minister’s visit, below.