Worthing High School invests in life-saving device

A SCHOOL has bought a new defibrillator to add to the first aid support it can provide for students, staff and the community.

Kathrine Maynard from the British Heart Foundation with, David Clare from Highdown Dog Agility and Worthing High School students

The device, called the iPAD SP1 AED, was purchased from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) with funds raised from a non-uniform day, and a helping hand from the Highdown Dog Agility Group.

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Karen Hayler, school business manager, said: “We are really proud that our students raised enough money to purchase our new defibrillator and also make a donation to the BHF. My husband’s life was saved by a defibrillator so I know personally how important these devices are. Having this device adds to the First Aid support we can provide in the event of an emergency.”

The owner of the agility group suffered a near fatal heart-attack last year and wanted to support the BHF.

Kathrine Maynard, community fundraising manager at British Heart Foundation, said: “I was delighted to see that the school has obtained their new defibrillator. It was also great that a local dog agility group, who support us regularly, raised the remaining funds towards the device. When they heard they could help towards a defibrillator they were thrilled.”