By Oliver Masley, 13, Jill Dando News Correspondent
It’s confirmed – the Grand Pier’s defibrillator has been registered with the defibrillator national network, also known as ‘The Circuit.’
This means that all emergency services have permission to utilise the defib in the case of an emergency in the vicinity of the pier.
The iconic world famous Pier collaborated with Donate for Defib Weston-super-Mare, a project working with the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.
In addition, the pier gained support by raising awareness about the life-saving cause.
The Grand Pier is situated in the same hometown that Jill Dando lived in. She also was educated at Worle Academy and started news journalism at the Weston Mercury.
Georgie Brazington, the compliance manager at the Grand Pier was assisted with the registration process by Josh Bell, a co-leading partner of the donate for defib project, showing a community commitment to public safety.
Checks of the defibrillator will be taken monthly, in order to comply with the registration status.
According to a spokesperson for the pier, ‘the security team is fully briefed and available during closed hours at the front of the pier.’
This action is another step towards making Weston a better place, and the community has shown its power in supporting the cause.
Jill Dando Journalists aged 8 to 18 find and write stories for the Good News Post www.GoodNewsPost.co.uk newspaper and wider Media in their school Jill Dando News Centre.
Reporters are trained by professional journalists such as Jill’s older brother Nigel, Fiona Bruce and others to be reporters in the style of Jill – kind, positive, humble, and with a mindset of ‘all things are possible’.
Since then thousands of students have been told the inspirational story of Jill Dando, who was murdered in 1999.
On 26th April this year it will be the 25th anniversary of her death.
In her memory reporters as young as 9 have quizzed Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street in 2019 and have written hundreds of stories.
The newspaper has a wide variety of partners across education, business, charities, and the Media. They include Britain’s biggest magazine for entrepreneurs and business leaders, Business Leader www.businessleader.co.uk, The Priory Learning Trust.
It also has many professionals helping out in education, the news, editors, journalists, CEOs, and mental health.
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