Fundraiser presents school with defibrillator

Deputy head girl Hannah Ritchie and head teacher Mr Chapman receive the defibrillator from Dave Woods.
Deputy head girl Hannah Ritchie and head teacher Mr Chapman receive the defibrillator from Dave Woods.

Recently Eyemouth High received a valuable new addition to its medical team – in the form of a defibrillator!

This addition came to be by generosity of a thoughtful member of the community.

The defibrillator was donated to Eyemouth High by Mr Dave Woods, who paid entirely for the device with his own fundraising efforts!

Mr Woods felt inspired to act when he himself was saved with a defibrillator while attending a football match. He saw that Eyemouth was at risk of a similar experience, especially being a coastal fishing community. After raising the necessary funds he then contacted the High School about placing the equipment there.

The medical device was gratefully received by head teacher Mr Chapman and deputy head girl Hannah Ritchie.

Hannah has a small story herself to do with the medical standards at EHS. When applying to be part of the Head Team, Hannah told the school of her desire to improve pupils’ basic First Aid training and to raise awareness within the young community about common medical risks.

By helping introduce this defibrillator (and a Gold package of basic First Aid training for pupils) she is fulfilling one of her promises as deputy head girl.

EHS would like to give a huge thank you to Mr Woods for his generosity and also to all those involved in the fundraising and organisation which brought about our new defibrillator.