On Wednesday 26th November Bolton ICD (Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator) Group presented Sharples School with a defibrillator. The apparatus is used in emergencies to control heart fibrillation by the application of an electric current to the chest wall or heart. This resets the heart’s natural electrical rhythm.
The charitable organisation presented 31 defibrillators on the night to local organisations. In the past two years, the group has donated 62 defibrillators to schools, clubs and businesses in the local area.
Team Eagley supported the fundraising for the Sharples defibrillator. Sharples held stalls at Eagley Garden Party this summer.
Wednesday’s Presentation Evening was held at Kings Hall Centre in Bury with 150 guests in attendance. Tracey Wilkinson founded the charity following a family tragedy. Tracey Garde, chair of Bolton ICD Group, presented our head of SEN (Special Educational Needs), Mrs Kaminska, with the life-saving device.
Mrs Kaminska is now training staff at Sharples School how and when to use the defibrillator.
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