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St Michael's RC School now has its own defibrillator
A WIDNES school has its own lifesaving equipment.
Hurricanes under 10s football team and St Michael’s RC Primary School raised £3,493 at a family fun day.
The money has funded a defibrillator for the school in St Michael’s Road, Ditton, and the football team.
Keith Constable, Hurricanes manager, aged 44, of Stewards Avenue, said: “This is something that is very important.
“Every junior football team and school should have a defibrillator.
“Even if this saves only one life, it will be worth it.”
Keith was inspired by The Oliver King Foundation, launched following the death of 12-year-old Liverpool schoolboy, Oliver King, from a cardiac arrest last year.
Oliver’s Widnes-born mum, Joanne, aged 46, and his dad, Mark, aged 50, run the charity.
Keith donated £1,500 to the foundation to supply the defibrillators and shared the rest between the school and the football team.
Four teachers have now been trained in the use of the defibrillator, should it ever be needed.
The school would like to thank Mr and Mrs Constable for their help and commitment in securing the life saving equipment.
The Hurricanes donated their share to the foundation.