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Kates Hill Community Primary receives funded defibrillator

Happy to announce another school becomes heart safe through the generosity of pledges made during last year’s UK Heart Safe Awards.

Hand on Heart have certainly had a busy few weeks recently with presenting a number of defibrillator packages to schools across the North West and this week saw Kate’s Hill Community Primary School receive one too from UK Heart Safe Awards headline sponsor Philips.


Chris Wray, UKI Indirect Channel Account Manager – Philips Healthcare said “It was my pleasure to attend and support Hand on Heart in presenting the defibrillator for Kates Hill School. I have been supporting Hand on Heart for number of years from Philips Healthcare and to finally see all the hard work Hand on Heart has achieved in making schools aware of sudden cardiac arrest but also making schools heart safe by installing a defibrillator is amazing. Not only do the charity supply the defibrillators, they also train the teachers along with pupils of the importance of CPR and how to use a defibrillator to save lives.

Philips Healthcare were delighted to support the UK Heart Safe Awards in 2019 and making a pledge on the night during the fundraising activities was the right thing to do, to see the pupils and teachers be very grateful for the kind donation from Philips Healthcare and know they are looking forward to the training so they can all feel safer in their school was a delight. Well done to Emma and Lesley for their continued drive to make these presentations happen”.

Comments from Kathryn Harvey, Head Teacher at Kates Hill Primary were “Firstly, I am incredibly honored to be a part of the Hand on Hearts Award pledges and the work they do. It was a privilege to receive the defibrillator and to be shown how it works. The thought of being able to possibly help somebody who’s heart stops is amazing. This could be the difference between life or death in our community. I have been trying to find ways of getting a defibrillator for a long time, we as a school will be sharing with our community our news in the hope that if anything happens ”out there” we will be able to make a difference. Emma and Chris were so passionate and helpful and I would recommend them to all schools. Thank you so much”.