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Dinas Powys primary school handed defib boost

19 July 2021

A primary school in Dinas Powys is a step closer to having a life-saving defibrillator on-site, thanks to a donation from us.

St Andrews Major Church in Wales Primary School PTA has bagged £500 from  East Wales through the builder’s long-running Community Champions scheme.

Each month we donates up to £64,000 to worthy causes.

The school is raising money to buy a defibrillator and also to pay for training courses for pupils so they know what to do in an emergency.

Defibrillators are devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse or shock to the heart. They can also restore the heart’s beating if the heart suddenly stops.

Rachel Marshall, of the school’s PTA, said: ““We’re very grateful to Persimmon Homes for this generous donation.

“It’s all part of the Healthy Hearts appeal to encourage children to know what to do in an emergency.

“We’ve already held a skipathon to raise funds and we’ve also had grants from other organisations.

“This donation from Persimmon takes us another step closer to our goal.”

Victoria Williams, sales director at East Wales, said: “We’re pleased to make this donation to the school.

“It’s great that the school is educating its pupils on what to do if someone suffers a cardiac arrest. It’s a really important life skill and, who knows, it could save someone’s life one day.”

We are currently building stunning new build homes across South Wales, including in Barry, Cardiff, Creigiau and Ebbw Vale.


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