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Team Jamaica Bickle donates defibrillators to 13 more schools

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica—Thirteen high schools, the National Stadium and the University of the West Indies Sports Department will, this Friday, receive defibrillators as part of the Defibrillator to Schools programme.

According to a release from Team Jamaica Bickle (TJB), the organisation will make the presentation at the JAMPRO Auditorium in Kingston.

The schools to receive units include: Annotto Bay High, Claude McKay High, Foga Road High, Glengoffe High, Glenmuir High, Jose Marti Technical, Holmwood Technical, Holy Childhood High, Holy Trinity High, Kellits High, Ocho Rios High, Robert Lightbourne High, and William Knibb Memorial.

Team Jamaica Bickle says the ceremony, which will begin at 9:00 am, will be dedicated to TJB volunteer Nicole McFarlane who died recently.

The ceremony will include a press conference featuring the Dominic James Foundation. The Foundation will have as part of its mandate, oversight of thedefibrillatorrecipient schools and organisations.

World Championship Discus silver medallist, Fredrick Dacres, and World Championship 400 Metre Hurdles bronze medallist Rushell Clayton, will be among the guests.

According to TJB, both will stand in support of Jamaica's long distance runner Kemoy Campbell who collapsed at a track meet at the Millrose Games in February of this year and whose emergency treatment included the use of a defibrillator.

The organisation said that nurses, Sharon Thompson and Delores McGregor, from the Diaspora Healthcare Sector will conduct defibrillator training sessions.

TJB said since the start of the programme in 2014, over 70 schools have received units and more that 250 staff trained. In addition 20 units were presented earlier this year to schools in western Jamaica.


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