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Kieran’s Legacy charity trains Kinloss Craft Cool Kids Club staff and parents in use of defibrillators


By Garry McCartney

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Training provider Sandra Mckandie (right) guiding staff and parents.
Training provider Sandra Mckandie (right) guiding staff and parents.

A SAFETY campaigner provided out-of-school club staff with a demonstration in the use of life-saving equipment.

Sandra McKandie of Kieran’s Legacy showed staff and parents from Kinloss Craft Cool Kids Club (KCCKC) how to use the defibrillator the charity donated for community use.

The contents of the defibrillator casing include the defib', child and adult pads, a mouth shield for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, a razor in case shaving is required, and a pair of scissors to cut clothing.
The contents of the defibrillator casing include the defib', child and adult pads, a mouth shield for mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, a razor in case shaving is required, and a pair of scissors to cut clothing.

Kieran’s Legacy’s funds defibrillators across the north-east while raising awareness of CPR and defibrillation skills.

Sandra said: “We carry this out for anyone who wants training – ideally on a yearly basis. We can provide certified first aid training courses and non-certified courses for those who do not require an accredited course.”

The defib is on the front of the KCCKC building – the old janitor’s house in Kinloss Primary School’s car park.

Jennifer Smith fromthe club (left) and parent Elysia-Rose Barksby pretend they have found someone who is not breathing. They assessed the situation for dangers before Elysia-Rose started CPR while Jennifer prepared to use the defibrillator to try and resuscitate the person by shocking their heart.
Jennifer Smith fromthe club (left) and parent Elysia-Rose Barksby pretend they have found someone who is not breathing. They assessed the situation for dangers before Elysia-Rose started CPR while Jennifer prepared to use the defibrillator to try and resuscitate the person by shocking their heart.

Defibs are used to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

KCCKC manager Claire Brenton said: “We now feel confident in using the machine. Living in a fairly rural community, the importance of having it available 24/7 for anyone to use is so important. The training was informative

and the knowledge Sandra passed on was so heartfelt due to her own devastating personal experience. Everyone felt inspired by Sandra turning it into something which could lead to lives being saved.”

Visit www.keiranslegacy.co.uk/ for more information.

KCCKC committee member Tracy McBay (left) and parent Louise McNeill trying to resuscitate the individual using the defibrillator.
KCCKC committee member Tracy McBay (left) and parent Louise McNeill trying to resuscitate the individual using the defibrillator.


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