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More schools get defibrillators thanks to Ciaran's Cause
4:40pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
TEN more schools have been handed defibrillators thanks to the ‘continued support and generosity’ of people in the town. Charity Ciaran’s Cause, which was set up after seven-year-old Ciaran Latham-Geddes died of a suspected cardiac arrest playing football, donated the life-saving equipment to primary schools including Birchwood C of E, Gorse Covert, St Benedict's Catholic, St Stephen's Catholic, Latchford C of E, St Alban's Catholic, St Lewis's Catholic, Stockton Heath, Barrow Hall Community and Oakwood Avenue Community Primary School after the chairman of governors at the school Phil James collapsed and died in the summer. Cheryl Stewart, charity trustee, said they hope to supply more schools with equipment before the end of December. Clr Tony Higgins said: “Ciaran’s mum Marika has done a marvellous job and I think her achievements so far have been immense. “It’s unbelievable the amount of money collected so far and we are committed to getting these machines in schools.” The councillor has plans to meet MP Andy Burnham at Westminster in November to discuss making it a national campaign and bring in new legislation regarding defibrillators.