Life saving equipment donated to Banbury primary school

Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research Ltd have donated an Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED) to Banbury's William Morris Primary School.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 4:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 4:31 pm

Niall Dodds, managing director of Westmoreland, who presented the AED to the school, said: “Following First Aid training in our company, I found out how important AED’s can be.

"The chances of surviving a heart attack are massively increased with the swift use of such a device. I was also surprised to learn that they are not compulsory in schools. Drew Kamphuis from First for safety Oxfordshire told me about a scheme whereby schools can buy a defibrillator at a discounted price.

"As a company we have links with William Morris School on science, design and technology and it felt like a good idea to sponsor an AED for the school.

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He added: "I would encourage other local businesses to do the same for schools in their local community."

As part of the presentation, Drew Kamphuis delivered training in the use of the AED to 40 pupils, staff and parents.

Drew said: “First For Safety Oxfordshire Ltd are so delighted that Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research has purchased a defibrillator for William Morris School.

"ALL schools should have a Defib and they can get one for half price through a fantastic, not for profit, government scheme."

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