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Peel Lions, a Ramsbottom and Tottington-based charity which raises funds for local causes, has very kindly donated a second defibrillator to Tottington High School for use in the PE Department as well as our outlying buildings.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential life saving step in the chain of survival. The sooner a defibrillator is used, the better the chance of survival.

With two defibrillators onsite, means that we can respond more quickly to anybody who needs it. Pictured below is Mr Jimmy Hill, President of Bury Lions, presenting the defibrillator to Mrs Pollitt, Tottington High School’s Designated First Aid Personnel Officer.