A BIRCHWOOD mum is calling on residents to support a petition to make it comulsory for every school in the country to have a defibrillator on site.

Marika Latham, aged 33, has been campaigning for a change after her seven-year-old son Ciaran died of a cardiac arrest in April.

She needs more than 100,000 signatures for her petition to be considered by MPs for a debate in Parliament and raise further awareness of the need for life-saving equipment in schools.

To sign it visit epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/42192.