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