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Ciaran petition tops 1,000 names
11:00am Monday 4th February 2013 in News
WARRINGTON Guardian readers have helped a petition to make it compulsory for every school to have a defibrillator hit more than 1,000 signatures.
Birchwood mum Marika Latham launched the campaign after her seven-year-old son Ciaran died of a cardiac arrest in April last year.
The 33-year-old, who set up the charity Ciaran’s Cause to raise cash for defibrillators, is now looking for people who have survived thanks to the life-saving equipment.
She said: “We will be travelling to Westminster for a meeting organised by the shadow health secretary Andy Burnham MP and we would like to hear from anyone whose life has been saved by the use of a defibrillator.
“We believe we have a strong case to put forward but would like to make it even stronger with supporting evidence.”
Anyone who can help should e-mail email@example.com and personal details will not be made public.
To sign the petition visit epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/42192.