School's 'Wanderers Hearts and Goals' Donation
Monday, 13 January 2014
A non-uniform day has allowed pupils from Bolton School Boys’ Division to raise £1,000 for the purchase of a defibrillator for the ‘Wanderers Hearts and Goals’ Campaign. The initiative, run by Bolton Wanderers’ Community Trust (BWCT) in partnership with North West Ambulance Service and BWFC, aims to increase the placement of public access defibrillators and to offer Emergency Lifesaving Skills training across the North West.
Launched in October 2012 as a result of the incident which saw Wanderers star, Fabrice Muamba, suffer a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Wanderers Hearts & Goals has helped to position over 50 defibrillators throughout the North West. Having already set a fine example to schools across the borough by positioning several AEDs within their campus, Bolton School has generously donated the money to BWCT in order for them to purchase a device for a local facility of their choosing.
Mike Macias, Health Education Coordinator at BWCT, said: “We are extremely grateful to Bolton School for the generosity of their staff and students for raising such a fantastic sum of money. This donation will be used to purchase a Defibrillator which will be placed in a yet to be determined area of Bolton. The purpose of the Wanderers Hearts and Goals campaign is to reduce deaths caused by Sudden Cardiac Arrest; the more public access defibrillators there are, the greater the chances a casualty has of surviving, just like in the incident involving Fabrice Muamba. We encourage others to be as proactive as Bolton School in doing their bit to make a difference in helping our community become the most ‘heart-safe’ place in the country.”