Homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Manchester, has donated £400 to Wilmslow-based nursery, Footsteps Nursery, to aid them with the purchase of a defibrillator.
The nursery, which is situated just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Heathfield Farm development, is committed to ensuring the safety of children up to five years old, while providing an environment where they can learn, play and develop.
Maira McKiernan, nursery manager, comments: “We were delighted when the team from Taylor Wimpey chose to donate to our nursery. We had been fundraising for a while through various activities, including bake sales and sponsored walks, to ensure we could afford this life-saving piece of equipment, but it would have taken perhaps another year until we could afford a defibrillator ourselves.
“This donation has made such a difference and the defibrillator will have a huge impact if we’re ever unfortunate enough to have to use it.”
According to the latest research by the British Heart Foundation, locating a defibrillator and administering it alongside CPR can double a person’s chance of survival.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “Items such a defibrillators can quite literally be the difference between life and death in a number of cases. This equipment will make a big difference, not just to the nursery, but to the local community who can all use the device should they need to.
“We’re proud to provide great homes, as well give back to the communities in which we build and we love working with such great community causes. We hope to see some younger residents of Heathfield Farm enjoying their time at Footsteps Nursery in the future.”
Maria concludes: “We can’t thank Taylor Wimpey enough for the donation, it is very much appreciated.”