Atherton Primary School delighted with defibrillator gift from group

Pictured, rear, from left, are Hindsford pupils Emily Jones and Callum Yates, and Ray Pollitt, treasurer for the Bolton ICD Support Group; and front, from left, reception class teacher Gemma Worrall, pupils Alex Hellam, Gracie Leatherbarrow

Pictured, rear, from left, are Hindsford pupils Emily Jones and Callum Yates, and Ray Pollitt, treasurer for the Bolton ICD Support Group; and front, from left, reception class teacher Gemma Worrall, pupils Alex Hellam, Gracie Leatherbarrow

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YOUNGSTERS at an Atherton Primary School were given life-saving equipment, thanks a heart support group.

The Bolton ICD Support Group presented its 10th defibrillator to pupils and teachers at Hindsford CE Primary School.

The group uses money raised from charity events to purchase the defibrillators to donate to primary schools and community groups.

Last year, The Bolton News launched the Every School Leaver a Lifesaver campaign, by joining forces with Bolton West MP Julie Hilling to promote the teaching of emergency lifesaving skills.

Ms Hilling was inspired to start her campaign after former Bolton Wanderers footballer collapsed on the pitch during an FA Cup match at Spurs and was resuscitated by medical staff after his heart stopped beating.

Pictured, rear, from left, are Hindsford pupils Emily Jones and Callum Yates, and Ray Pollitt, treasurer for the Bolton ICD Support Group; and front, from left, reception class teacher Gemma Worrall, pupils Alex Hellam, Gracie Leatherbarrow and Tegan Preston, and Tracey Wilkinson, the group's fundraising manager.

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