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Anti-choking LifeVac kits offered to East Riding schools by Hull Wyke Round Table

By Hull Daily Mail  |  Posted: February 10, 2017

Primary schools will be given anti-choking kits

Primary schools will be given anti-choking kits

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Hull Wyke Round Table (HWRT) has raised enough money to fit primary schools in Hull and East Riding with life saving anti-choking devices.

The charitable organisation has raised enough money to install LifeVac units in 17 primary schools in west Hull and East Riding. They are now looking to raise more money to install more devices in more schools.

LifeVacs are used as a last resort when back slaps and abdominal thrusts do not work. The Round Table want to give the kits they have already raised money for to the following schools:

  • Anlaby Primary School, Anlaby
  • Bacon Garth Primary School, Cottingham
  • Brough Primary School, Brough
  • Elloughton Primary School, Elloughton
  • Hallgate Primary School, Cottingham
  • Hunsley Primary School, Melton
  • Kirk Ella St Andrew's Primary School, Kirk Ella
  • Little Weighton Rowley CofE Primary School, Little Weighton
  • North Ferriby CofE Primary School, North Ferriby
  • Penshurst Primary School, Hessle
  • Skidby CofE Primary School, Skidby
  • Swanland Primary School, Swanland
  • Welton Primary School, Welton
  • Westfield Primary School, Cottingham
  • Willerby Carr Lane Primary School
  • Wold Primary School
  • Springhead Primary School

Three of the above schools have already expressed an interest in receiving the machine, which is a one-use device to be used after all options, including the Heimlich manoeuvre, have failed.

HWRT member Edd Wheldon said: "I came across this device and we thought we would like to offer to install them in primary schools in our area.

Related: What to do if someone is choking

"We just thought it might be something which could help prevent tragedies from happening. It is a last resort device and one-use only."

The device, which costs around £85 per unit plus VAT, is already in place at around 100 schools in the UK. But HWRT has secured a 25 per cent discount for them.

Mr Wheldon said the supplier had also offered to visit each school interested in having it installed to train staff members. In a letter to the schools' headteachers, Mr Wheldon asked them to confirm whether they would like a unit by February 17.

You can donate to the project online here.

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  • DDodgycopper  |  February 10 2017, 5:11PM

    As a chilling side-issue, the poor sod who drowned in Hessle in 2007 was released without problem when dead. The message is: BE MORE VIOLENT - what is the next worst thing that could happen?

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  • DDodgycopper  |  February 10 2017, 5:08PM

    If you're in a rush, get Henry out. Forget the gadgets.

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