Whitecross pupils raise cash for village defibrillator

Life saving equipment has been installed in a village thanks to the efforts of schoolchildren and their supporters.

Friday, 20th May 2022, 12:30 pm

The defibrillator has been placed at Whitecross Junction after the efforts of youngsters at Whitecross Primary School saw £1400 raised.

Headteacher Elaine Ramsay said: “Our Health and Wellbeing Officer Nyree Heggie suggested raising funds for this as a long term project. We carried out some dress down days and raised around £200 but also the profile of what we were doing for the community.

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Whitecross Primary School has raised money to buy a defibrillator for the community. Pic: Michael Gillen

"A parent from the village, but who works with a group of expats in Saudi Arabia then contacted us as they wished to be involved and donated a sum, along with the Parent Council. Alan Steel Asset Management in Linlithgow provided us with the remaining sum to purchase the defibrillator.”

With one-in-ten people in the UK surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest, public access defibrillators give them a far greater chance of survival.