School gets life sav­ing kit at a bar­gain price

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

PUPILS could po­ten­tially be­come life savers af­ter new equip­ment has been in­stalled at Tyther­ing­ton School.

Stu­dents, school staff and par­ents from the ‘Friends of Tyther­ing­ton School’ group held a se­ries of events to drum up the cash for a Au­to­mated Ex­ter­nal De­fib­ril­la­tor (AED).

The kit was bought at a spe­cial dis­count rate which was of­fered by Bolling­ton and Macclesfield Com­mu­nity First Re­spon­ders.

Steve Jowett, the Manch­ester Road school’s head­teacher, said: “Our stu­dents ap­proach us all the time with ideas to raise money for lo­cal char­i­ties or for items of equip­ment that can be used to help the wider com­mu­nity.

“The stu­dent par­lia­ment along­side the Friends of Tyther­ing­ton School did this as a joint ven­ture. We are very proud of what they have achieved and that as a re­sult we can safe­guard all the peo­ple who use the school.”

The com­mu­nity re­spon­ders trained groups of staff, stu­dent and com­mu­nity users in Car­dio Pul­monary Re­sus­ci­ta­tion, and how to use the AED.

Dion Cross, chair­man of Bolling­ton and Macclesfield Com­mu­nity First Re­spon­ders, said: “It is fan­tas­tic news for Tyther­ing­ton School who have been able to raise the funds re­quired, and also be­come the first school within the area to have an AED.

“Tyther­ing­ton School hires out its in­door and out­door fa­cil­i­ties to lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers and clubs, and is ac­tively in­volved within the lo­cal com­mu­nity.”

“The more AEDs we can help in­stall within the lo­cal area, the bet­ter the chance of a pa­tients sur­vival in the event of a car­diac ar­rest.”

The First Re­spon­ders say they are now also hop­ing to work with other schools in the area to help in­stall more AEDs and train more mem­bers of the public in live sav­ing skills.

If you would like to book onto one of the re­spon­ders’ free two hour Hearts­tart UK Emer­gency Life Sup­port Course, tele­phone 07511123502 or visit the web­site www.bm­cfr.org. uk.

» Bolling­ton and Macclesfield Com­mu­nity First Re­spon­ders at Tyther­ing­ton School

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