A defibrillator is now available to all that use the facilities at Place Farm Primary Academy thanks to funding received through the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

Tesco community grants fund thousands of local projects right across the UK. Projects supported by the programme range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers and hosting community events.

Jamie Richards, CEO at AEDdonate said “its great to be able to help communities obtain this potentially lifesaving equipment, we understand how difficult it is to raise the funds and are delighted to have been able to donate this defibrillator to a school, I would urge others to get in touch to see how we can help”

It is believed that 270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school. Defibrillators are easy to use with each machine giving step by step instructions. The machine plays a vital part in the management of a cardiac arrest. The defibrillator is registered with the ambulance service and anyone needing to access the machine should call 999.

Sudden cardiac arrest can affect anyone of any age at any time in any place, does your community have an easily accessible defibrillator?