The Gift (Aid) of Life!

15 December 2016

We are delighted to announce that St Cuthbert’s have acquired a defibrillator through a very kind and generous donation from Sutton Village Church. 

 

Having a defibrillator on the school premises will not only mean that it can be used in emergencies for students, staff and visitors to the school, but also will be available for the community as a whole, including the many organisations who regularly hire out our sports facilities at evenings and weekends.

 

The generous donation from Sutton Village Church also includes funding to train 6 people on the use of the defibrillator.  This training will be delivered by St Helens Council.  

 

Chris Milow, one of the leaders at the church whose daughter attends St Cuthbert’s said “Several of the children who go to our Youth Groups are students at the school and we felt that this was an important piece of medical kit to have on site”.

 

Mrs Catherine Twist, Headteacher said “We are so lucky to have received this very kind donation from members of the Sutton Village Church, one which will benefit the community as a whole and also will allow St Cuthbert’s to have a role to play and a legacy to potentially save lives”.

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Pictured above our Senior Team with the Defibrillator, staff members Mrs Ballinger, Mrs Tomlin, Mrs Barber and Mrs Twist (Headteacher) with Mr Tyrer and Mr Milow from Sutton Village Church.

 

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Mr Tyrer and Mr Milow of Sutton Village Church presenting the donated Defibrillator to Mrs Barber (School Medical Assistant) with Mrs Twist (Headteacher)

 

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential life-saving step in the chain of survival.
British Heart Foundation - https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/how-to-save-a-life/defibrillators