Life-saving donation boost

Bedford High School pupils Emmanuel Ndambala, Lauren McDowell and Rico Naylor and teacher Rebecca Ramsden, head of PSHE and Citizenship, with Mike Coulson, deputy store manager of Sainsbury's, Leigh, who are supporting the Hand on Heart campaign through a �350 donation towards the cost of a defibrillator and training for the school
Bedford High School pupils Emmanuel Ndambala, Lauren McDowell and Rico Naylor and teacher Rebecca Ramsden, head of PSHE and Citizenship, with Mike Coulson, deputy store manager of Sainsbury's, Leigh, who are supporting the Hand on Heart campaign through a �350 donation towards the cost of a defibrillator and training for the school

SUPERMARKET workers are helping Leythers to become lifesavers after donating to a campaign which puts defibrillators in schools.

Staff at the Sainsbury’s store in Leigh, which is currently in a temporary building on Parsonage Way, donated £350 to Bedford High School to help provide a defibrillator and train people to operate it.

The fund-raising was part of a campaign by Hand on Heart, a charity which provides equipment and CPR training to try and reduce the numbers of young people who die through sudden cardiac arrests.

A group of Bedford pupils, together with the school’s head of PSHE and citizenship Rebecca Ramsden visited the supermarket to accept the donation from deputy store manager Mike Coulson.

Sainsbury’s Leigh store manager Julia Blackett said: “Getting defibrillators into schools is a great cause and one which really appealed to the staff.

“My colleagues put some cash together and we are now looking to try and do more fund-raising and charity events.”