PARENTS have been thanked for their support for life-saving equipment at Knutsford Academy.

The school has taken delivery of two emergency defibrillators, which were funded by parents who make voluntary monthly donations to the Academy Fund.

The defibrillators can be used to administer an electric shock to the heart if someone is suffering from a cardiac arrest.

James Routs, head of marketing at Knutsford Academy said: "We took the decision to purchase the defibrillators following on from the heart screening days we have hosted thanks to the generosity of the Knutsford Community First Responder Trust and following discussions with it."

The Academy bought defibrillators to ensure that both of its sites, Bexton Road and Westfield Drive, has access to them.

James added: "The Academy Fund was established two years ago to help support additional projects and opportunities for our students across the school.

“Parents can make voluntary monthly donations, and together with the defibrillators we have also recently been able to purchase new playing kits for football and netball teams, library books and extended outdoor seating areas.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of parents who have made all of this possible."