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Local swim school takes lifesaving efforts onto dry land

Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire, a local baby and child swim school, is delighted to have recently had a defibrillator installed to the side of their building at Barons Quay, Northwich.

Home to several of Puddle Ducks’ swimming lessons, the Barons Quay building is now adorned with the lifesaving equipment thanks to a grant from the Department of Health and Social Care. 

A defibrillator is a device that gives a jolt of energy to the heart. It helps get the heart beating again when someone is in cardiac arrest and their heart has stopped and requires no training to use.

Rachel Bateson, Franchise Manager of Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire commented:

“Defibrillators are such a vital piece of equipment that can literally save lives. By having one available on our building, it’s on hand for our community to use should it ever be needed. It was also so lovely of Deputy Mayor Kate Cernik and Cath Kirwan from Northwich Town Council to come along for the installation, it really is such an important addition to our town”.

Rachel added:

“At Puddle Ducks we are passionate about teaching lifesaving skills in the water, it’s really rewarding to be able to now provide a lifesaving piece of equipment on dry land!”.

Chris Shaw M.Inst. ICCM, Chief Officer at Northwich Town Council commented:

“Northwich Town Council in partnership with Puddle Ducks and Barons Quay have installed an additional lifesaving AED at Puddle Ducks, Barons Quay, this is one of 24 accessible AEDs that have been installed in the town”.

He continued:

“Through close partnership working we continue to make Northwich a destination that we can all be proud of and we are thankful to Puddle Ducks and Barons Quay for supporting another fantastic initiative for the town."

If you want to know more about Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire, visit: 


or call:

01477 410080 

Pictured - Puddle Ducks’ Lindsay Kerr, alongside Cath Kirwan from Northwich Town Council, Deputy Mayor Kate Cernik and Puddle the Duck!

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