Lamplugh School is proud to have a new defibrillator, which will benefit the school and wider community.

The school’s parent teacher association, Lamplugh School Association, decided last year that they would raise funds to purchase a defibrillator for the outside of the school.

The First Responders then donated one, so funds raised by the LSA group was used to pay for its case.

Kerry Graham, from the LSA group said: “The defibrillator is giving some security to our community and comfort from the heart of our village and school.

“With having so many people living rurally, the defib gives us all reassurance.”

Lisa Hemmingway, executive head teacher, said: “Our school is in a remote area and although we hope that no one will be in the position to need it, it is reassuring to know that the defibrillator is there.

"We’re all very proud of our LSA group for orchestrating this and we’re extremely grateful to the First Responders and the community.”

LSA member Laura Thompson said: “Living in a rural place, help can often take longer to reach us. The defib will provide vital support throughout the community and being on the C2C route is an added bonus. The support of the community in order to achieve this has been invaluable.”