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Primary school receives boost in bid for defibrillator

04 May 2022

A primary school in Swindon has been given a vital cash boost in its bid to buy a defibrillator thanks to us.

Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery has received a £600 donation from our Wessex region as part of its Community Champions scheme. Persimmon makes £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives across the UK.

Lorraine Walker, Clerk of Governors from the school, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to everyone at Persimmon Homes for choosing us to receive this grant. Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery is trying to raise enough money to buy a defibrillator to be located in the school office for emergency use.

“Before the pandemic, the school council had raised just over £500 towards the cost but fundraising has been very difficult since then because of the COVID guidelines being followed by every school. We’re now planning to use this £600 towards purchasing a defibrillator as soon as possible because you never know when it might be needed.”

Pauline Fletcher, sales director at Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “We’re really excited to be supporting Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery this month as it’s such a worthy cause. To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce massively.

“Over the past couple of years, schools have been hit particularly hard so it gives us great pleasure to be able to give something back which will not only benefit the children and staff, but also potentially save lives in the local community.”

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