The RALPHH charity has provided a significant grant to Sidmouth College for the installation of a defibrillator, designed to provide an additional safeguard to students and visitors to Sidmouth College.
The new equipment is being installed at a public entrance to the College from the car park. It is extensively used by students and adults who come to the venue for community activities such as regular dancing classes. The positioning is also good for the large sports field and all-weather pitch used for football and range of other sports activity.
Added to the RALPHH grant, the College added some of its own resources with the new safety measure welcome by students and staff. Shown left to right in the picture are students Charlotte Ansten-Rigby; Charles Joy; Sidmouth College Principal Sarah Parsons; Jane Allen from the RALPHH organisation; and Issi Francis.
This is the second defibrillator in Devon to be made possible as the result of a RALPHH grant. The first of these was at Honiton Community College in July.
One of the key purposes of RALPHH is to ensure adequate defibrillator accessibility at schools and clubs where young people undertake strenuous physical exercise. The national charity was formed in 2019 following the unexpected death of Robert Allen who had been a national sports champion at junior level and inspired his family and friends to create the charity in his name.