KER­RIDGE AND RAINOW New life­sav­ing kit for pa­tients in emer­gen­cies

Teen foot­ballers out on top

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

CHIL­DREN are cel­e­brat­ing new life­sav­ing equip­ment in their schools.

Pupils and staff at three Bolling­ton schools have wel­comed the ar­rival of new de­fib­ril­la­tors to de­liver an elec­tri­cal shock to a per­son’s heart in car­diac ar­rest emer­gen­cies.

Bolling­ton Cross Pri­mary School and the fed­er­a­tion of Bolling­ton St John’s School with Pott Shrigley Pri­mary School worked to­gether to se­cure A TEEN foot­ball team went out on a high with a win in their league.

The boys from Bolling­ton United U16s team won Di­vi­sion One of the Stock­port Metro League. It was the last time they will play to­gether be­cause manager David Goodall is re­tir­ing and play­ers are fund­ing for two de­fib­ril­la­tors.

One is placed at Bolling­ton Cross to be used by the school and also the nearby com­mu­nity at St Oswald’s Church. The other is cur­rently at Pott Shrigley School.

Macclesfield and Dis­trict Li­ons Club con­trib­uted part of the money and the PTAs worked hard fundrais­ing to help pay for the de­fib­ril­la­tors.

Julie Down­ing, leav­ing to go to foot­ball academies.

Lesley Chad­wick, whose son Wil­liam is go­ing to Rich­mond Foot­ball Academy, said: “They are go­ing out on a high.”

David Goodall, who man­ages the team with Richard Glover and Richard Barrow, said: head­teacher at Bolling­ton Cross, said: “We want to say a big thank you to the Macclesfield and Dis­trict Li­ons Club for part fund­ing the de­fib­ril­la­tors.

“The schools’ PTAs funded the rest of the money to en­sure we have ac­cess to this emer­gency equip­ment.

“St Oswald’s Church con­gre­ga­tion will also be able to use the de­fib­ril­la­tor based at Bolling­ton Cross school if needed to ben­e­fit the wider com­mu­nity.” “I’m so proud of the boys, it’s been one of the best mo­ments of my life.

“Di­vi­sion One is a very tough league. They are a fan­tas­tic bunch of lads. Some have played to­gether since join­ing at seven years old.”

The pre­sen­ta­tion is on Sun­day, May 17, at The Stock­port Plaza.

●● Daisy, Joe, Decca and Matilda with the new de­fib­ril­la­tor. Daisy and Matilda are from Pott Shrigley School and Joe and Decca are from Bolling­ton Cross Pri­mary

●● Bolling­ton United U16’s Foot­ball Team photo as Di­vi­sion One league win­ners

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