Soc­cer star un­veils de­fib­ril­la­tor

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ADLING­TON Pri­mary school pupils had a sec­ond visit from Fabrice Muamba when he of­fi­cially un­veiled their new de­fib­ril­la­tor.

The for­mer Bolton mid­fielder, who suf­fered a car­diac ar­rest while play­ing in an FA Cup quar­ter fi­nal against Tot­ten­ham, vis­ited the school last sum­mer to talk about his ca­reer.

Head­teacher Polly Broad­hurst said: “The chil­dren were so moved by his story they de­cided to raise funds for a de­fib­ril­la­tor.

“They reached their tar­get of al­most £1,000 and the de­fib­ril­la­tor has been in­stalled on the out­side of the build­ing so res­i­dents can also ben­e­fit from it.”

Fabrice spent the af­ter­noon talk­ing to the chil­dren in as­sem­bly, cut­ting the rib­bon on the de­fib­ril­la­tor and then meet­ing the School Coun­cil.

The com­mu­nity joined in the fundrais­ing through dona­tions and buy­ing raf­fle tick­ets for a signed Fabrice foot­ball.

St John Am­bu­lance staff will train all school staff how to use the de­fib­ril­la­tor and will also of­fer train­ing to in­ter­ested res­i­dents.

●● Fabrice Muamba and Adling­ton Pri­mary School pupils with the new de­fib­ril­la­tor

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