AN anonymous donor has given funding to provide Bransgore Primary School with its own life-saving defibrillator.

The donor gave the money to the local Community First Responder group with a specific request that they provide the defibrillator for the school.

Bransgore Responder group co-ordinator Mike Jukes said: “When the donor approached us and offered to pay for the defibrillator we were very happy to help make it happen.

“We know a defibrillator, available promptly in cases of cardiac arrest, can help save a life.

“The current campaign to see defibrillators in schools is one we wholeheartedly support and promote locally.”

Headteacher Paul Brown said: “This is such a considerate and valuable gift.

“This equipment means that our school, and the village in general, is a safer place to be.

“On behalf of the whole school and governing body I should like to thank our donor for such a wonderful contribution to our school community.

“It could make a life-saving difference in the future.”

The defibrillator was handed over to the school during a special assembly.

The Community Responders will help staff become familiar with the defibrillator, along with providing the opportunity to practice their CPR skills with some special training equipment they have been loaned.