Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement Plant donated over £600 towards the cost of a community defibrillator. Fundraising activities organised by Innerwick Primary School, near Dunbar, were instrumental in purchasing the vital piece of equipment.
The school, which is in a rural community, recognised the crucial role that a defibrillator and correct CPR can play in saving lives, especially during the winter months when it can take longer for emergency services to access the area. The defibrillator is located outside the school, and a number of the school’s staff and community members will take part in defibrillator and CPR training.
Oliver Curtin, interim plant manager at Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement Plant, said: “When we were approached to make a donation towards buying this essential piece of lifesaving equipment we were very happy to help in giving something back to the community – something we are always looking to do. We hope it helps to save lives and gives people greater reassurance that they have that lifeline if they or their loved ones need it.”
Mrs Gordon, headteacher at Innerwick Primary School, said: “We are very grateful to Tarmac and the other local businesses who have donated to enable us to purchase the defibrillator for our small community. It is great that we will soon have the reassurance of a defibrillator on our doorstep should anyone need it.”