Roof-Link have now distributed five defibrillators in the local area. One is in our office in Eastbrook Road, another is in Upshire Church/Village Hall, which is shared by St Thomas’s Church and three are in local schools, one of which is Upshire Primary Foundation school. Below are two articles showing us donating defibrillators to the other two local schools.
Defibrillator donated to Hillhouse C of E Primary School
Hillhouse C of E Primary School recently took delivery of a defibrillator, which was generously donated to the school by Roof-Link, a local business based in Eastbrook Road in Waltham Abbey.
Headteacher Joanne Willcox said: ‘ Michael Hockley of Roof-Link contacted the school and offered to donate a defibrillator to the school. We very gratefully took up this offer. Most of our staff are first aid trained and have received training in the use of a defibrillator and are aware of its importance as a potential life saving device. We have also registered the defibrillator with Heartsafe, whereby it also becomes available to the local community during the school’s opening hours. We would like to thank Roof-link for supporting Hillhouse and the community in this way’
Waltham Holy Cross Primary
Local businessman Michael Hockley of Roof-Link recently contacted our Bursar Dani
Wehrli with the offer of donating a Defibrillator to our school Waltham Holy Cross Primary based in Quendon Drive, Waltham Abbey Essex.
Head teacher Erica Barnett was delighted, she said “We have a very large staff at Holy Cross and there have been previous incident’s in the past where this piece of equipment would have been exceptionally helpful. Many members of staff have already received basic Defib training and we feel that having access to a defibrillator will give great peace of mind for both us, and once registered with Heartsafe, the local residents in the future. We would like to thank Roof – Link for their support and very generous donation.”
Mr Hockley said “We are delighted to have been able to donate this potentially lifesaving device to Waltham Holy Cross Primary School. These defibrillators are extremely easy to operate and can be kept close to hand at events such as sports days and fayres when there are additional visitors at the school”.