Life-saving equipment donated

Jack's Appeal benefits our school

Chepstow School has become the latest secondary school to benefit from a lifesaving defibrillator paid for by Jack’s Appeal.

The defibrillator, which can help to save a person’s life if they have a cardiac arrest, comes as part of an Argus appeal launched by Jack Thomas’ parents, June and Grant Thomas. Jack died suddenly in 2012 aged 15 from an undiagnosed heart condition.

The Argus teamed up with Mr and Mrs Thomas to launch Jack’s Appeal, a campaign to get the defibrillators, which cost around £1,000 each, into every secondary school in Gwent, Monmouthshire and the Rhymney Valley. Pictured L-R Gill Neil, school nurse, Ms Price, Mrs and Mr Thomas.