Heart charity gives life-saving equipment to schools

| 25/09/2013

(CNS): The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) has used the money raised during the Discovery Day 5k Ken Chand Walk/Run to purchase and donate automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to government schools that still don’t have one. This is part of a major push to cover all schools and to encourage other educational establishments, churches, recreation centres, gyms and sports complexes to install the critical equipment. The charity said that it was able to raise enough funds to purchase and donate ten AEDs to public schools in Grand Cayman and four in Cayman Brac so every public school now has a machine installed.

During the month of September, the CHF presented the AEDs to very appreciative principals, teachers and students at East End Primary School, UCCI, NCVO (Ms. Nadine’s), John Gray H.S., John A Cumber Primary School, Light House, Creek Spot Bay Junior School (Brac), Leyman Scott High School (Brac), Creek Spot Bay Infant School (Brac) & West End Primary School (Brac)

“The CHF would like to encourage all schools, churches, recreation centres, gyms and sports complexes to have an AED as it could save the life of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest victim,” a spokesperson for the charity stated.

The charity also offered it’s thanks to the sponsors who made it possible to raise sufficient funds to purchase the AEDs which included Agar Corporation, Cayman Islands Insurance Association, Dart International, Davenport, Diamond International and Cayman Airways.

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