Donnelly Foundation donate lifesaving defibrillator to Mallusk Integrated Primary School

The safety of pupils at Mallusk Integrated Primary School has been enhanced thanks to a generous donation from Donnelly Group.

The grant from Donnelly Foundation has enabled the school to purchase a lifesaving defibrillator for pupils, staff and school visitors.

Roisin Donnelly, spokesperson for Donnelly Foundation, said:

“Donnelly Foundation was established by Donnelly Group to positively benefit the communities where we operate, helping local charities, schools, and educational programmes to improve their impact.

“Located only two minutes from Donnelly Group Mallusk, Mallusk Integrated Primary School is a pillar of the community that provides children with a secure, friendly, and caring environment in which to learn.

“In Northern Ireland, over 1,400 people each year suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and having a nearby defibrillator will increase the chance of survival by over 40%, ensuring those in need will receive effective and immediate treatment.

“A lack of funding should not stand in the way of a school having access to this much-need medical equipment, and we are proud to play our part in keeping the local community safe.”

Since its launch in 2019, Donnelly Foundation has supported 18 projects across Northern Ireland including local football club, Ballyclare Comrades Ladies U11s along with Muck and More Allotment Association.

Susanne Kinsella, Principal at Mallusk Integrated Primary School, said:

“At Mallusk Integrated Primary School, the wellbeing and safety of our pupils and staff is paramount.

“Having an onsite defibrillator will help keep users of school safe, going a long way in bettering our first aid provisions while teaching young people how to use medical equipment in an emergency.”