Defibrillator gift to Padiham school in memory of son

Padiham Primary School pupils with the defibrillator that was donated to the school by  an anonymous well wisher (s)
Padiham Primary School pupils with the defibrillator that was donated to the school by an anonymous well wisher (s)

A woman, whose son died young, has honoured his memory with a donation of a potentially life saving piece of equipment to four schools.

Padiham Primary was one of the schools to receive a defibrillator which can double a person’s chances of survival if they collapse with a heart attack.

The machine, which costs around £1,200, is located in the office at the school in Burnley Road and 10 staff have been trained to use it already.

The school has thanked the donor, who only wishes to be known as Margaret, for the gift that will help to make pupils, staff and visitors to the school a lot safer.

A spokesman for the school said: “We would like to thank this amazing lady for a gift that can save lives and also ensure her son’s memory lives on.”