Following the death of a Liverpool King David High pupil from a heart attack, a petition for a Parliamentary debate on siting defibrillators in all UK public buildings has gathered over 71,000 signatures.
Oliver King was 12 when he suffered a heart attack at King David High’s swimming pool in March 2011. His father Mark has been campaigning to place resuscitation equipment across the UK through the Oliver King Foundation.
If the petition gains 100,000 supporters by February 10, Parliament must debate the proposal.
On Sunday, Stenecourt Synagogue in Salford became the first in Greater Manchester to get a defibrillator after four members, including assistant rabbi Benji Simmonds, trained to use equipment provided by the foundation.