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Oswaldtwistle school gets defibrillator after cash windfall
7:00pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Hyndburn
A SCHOOL has been kitted out with life-saving equipment thanks to a cash windfall.
Charity Pumping Marvellous were at St Mary’s Primary School in Oswaldtwistle with a heart defibrillator on Tuesday as part of a project to make them accessible in public buildings.
The charity launched a scheme to place the equipment in schools after winning £10,000 in the race for the Gannett Award.
The Gannett Foundation, a charitable foundation associated with the Lancashire Telegraph, will see funds spent on defibrillators across the East Lancashire area.
Pumping Marvellous has also joined forces with the North West Ambulance Service to see the defibrillators become part of the Chain of Survival Committee which is responsible for defibrillator mapping.
This means that when people dial 999 the emergency operator will be able to direct the responder to the nearest defibrillator.