School Pupils Present Community With Defibrillator
Children from Usk Church in Wales Primary School have raised funds to present their home town with a 24 hour accessible defibrillator (AED). With the support of Llanbadoc Community Council pupils completed a sponsored walk around Llandegfedd Reservoir last autumn to collect money for a school defibrillator and the response was so overwhelming that over £1,200 was raised. As a result, sufficient money was available for two devices – one for the school and an additional unit for the community.
Schoolchildren, accompanied by head teacher Mrs Victoria Evans, officially handed over the town’s defibrillator on Monday, 6th June. It will be located at The Three Salmons Hotel. Both devices are ready to use and training will be given to school staff, employees of the Three Salmons and interested members of the community.
Mrs Evans said: “In view of the vital role that AEDs can play in saving the lives of pupils, staff and other users of school premises, the government is encouraging all schools to consider purchasing these devices as part of their first aid equipment.”
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