Life-saving defibrillator donated to school in memory of Rugby teen - The Rugby Observer

Life-saving defibrillator donated to school in memory of Rugby teen

Rugby Editorial 20th Mar, 2021   0

A LIFE-SAVING defibrillator has been donated to Abbots Farm Infant School in memory of Rugby schoolboy Joe Spooner.

The medical machine that can restart a heart is the latest to be handed over by Joe’s parents Tracey and Stephen as part of the national cardiac charity SADS UK’s Big Shock Campaign.

The couple have raised tens of thousands of pounds to put defibrillators into the community since Lawrence Sheriff pupil Joe died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) after a cricket match in 2005, at the age of just 15.

The school raised funds to buy an external cabinet to house the defibrillator, which is sited outside the school so the public can use it if there is a cardiac emergency.

Abbots Farm Infants head teacher Jeanette Lovejoy said: “It has been our ambition to provide a defibrillator to serve the local community for a long time, and thanks to the charity SADS UK and the fundraising from the local community we have been able to achieve our goal.

“We look forward to being able to provide this life saving equipment to serve our community.”

Call Anne Jolly on 01277 811215, email [email protected] or visit for more information on how to get a defibrillator installed in the community.

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