LANDSCORE Primary School is helping residents within the local community by making its donated defibrillator available for public use.

Registered with “The Circuit” (the ), the lifesaving equipment is now available 24/7 thanks to the headteacher Debbie Main’s father Robert Smalley, the charity Jay’s Aim and local firm, Diamond Renewable Technologies.

During CPR training at Landscore Primary School.
During CPR training at Landscore Primary School. (Landscore School)

Mr Smalley kindly donated a defibrillator to school and the school decided to maximise the benefit of it by making it accessible to all.

After seeing an advertisement, the school contacted Jay’s Aim, a charity which supply cabinets so the lifesaving equipment can be made accessible.

The charity was set up following a personal tragedy of the founder, which could have had a different outcome, had a defibrillator been available to use at the time. 

Jay’s Aim said: "We were delighted to recently fully fund a public access defibrillator cabinet for Landscore Primary School so that they could make their school defibrillator accessible to the whole community.

“It was a real team effort to provide this lifesaving piece of equipment, with the headteacher’s father funding the defibrillator and a local electrician, John Hill, of Diamond Renewable Technologies, helping to install it.

“It's great to work with a primary school that understands the vital role that CPR and quick defibrillation can make to someone’s survival chances when they have a cardiac arrest.

During CPR training at Landscore Primary School.
During CPR training at Landscore Primary School. (Landscore School)

“We have visited the school and delivered our CPR and defibrillator training to the children in Years 5 and 6, and it was really well received.” 

John Hill of Diamond Renewable Technologies was very pleased to be able to help out with this worthy cause and said: “I wanted to give something to the school and the community as I’ve been a part of the school for a long time”. 

Debbie Main, Headteacher, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer this vital service to the community.

“With the closure of Chiddenbrook Surgery and the removal of their defibrillator, there was no longer a defibrillator at his end of the town.

“My thanks must go to all who contributed to this project, without whom, this would not have been a possibility.”

The defibrillator is located to the right of the school entrance doorway.

To find the nearest defibrillator to you, you should telephone 999 if it is an emergency.

To locate defibrillators, not in an emergency, visit the website: .