21st Mar, 2019

Life-saving equipment donated to school thanks to Solihull charity

Sarah Mason 18th Jul, 2018

LIVE-SAVING equipment has been handed over to a school thanks to a Solihull-based charity.

Our Lady of Compassion Junior and Infant School is the new home for a defibrillator which was donated by Charlie Ramsey Research Fund.

Following a social media event, the projected decided to donate its sixth defibrillator to the St Bernards Road school as it received the most number of votes.

The funds to buy the live-saving equipment were raised through events including a black tie event and corporate golf days.

Sandra set up the fund 11 years ago after her daughter Charlie was born with Congenital Heart Disease, for which there is no cure, and raise funds for Heart Research to help children born with this condition.

Charlie, now aged 16, has undergone 11 heart operations and only has one functioning heart ventricle.

Lisa Montandon, headteacher at Our Lady of Compassion School, said: “We are very grateful to the Charlie Ramsey Charity for the donation of the defibrillator.

“Sandra gave a lovely presentation in an assembly to the children and then trained many of the staff in its use.

“We hope that we will never have to use it, but feel fortunate that if we are ever in that position, we will be equipped to try to help save a life.

“We feel privileged to have the defibrillator on site and would like to express our thanks to Sandra and to those who nominated us”.

For more visit www.crrf.org.uk

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