Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm [SSOWF] has donated a defibrillator to Terrington St John Junior School for use both in the school and by the local community. It was presented to the staff and pupils on 24th June 2016 by Kay Reeve from SSOWF.
“We are very conscious of the need for fast, on-the-spot intervention for serious health issues,” explains Adam Blake, SSOWF Power Plant Manager. “Health and Safety is of necessity, at the forefront of working practices at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm. Working out at sea is hazardous; accidents or illness that may occur during the journey out to sea to the site, or during the working day on the turbines, have to be dealt with as promptly and professionally as they are on land. Defibrillators constitute part of our basic health care equipment, as we are very aware that their use can provide vital emergency care before paramedics can reach the scene. We are therefore very pleased to be able to donate this valuable piece of equipment to the Junior School and local community in Terrington St John.”
SSOWF's donation of the defibrillator is a one-off gift, but North Norfolk community organisations can apply for grants from the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund, which is administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation, by visiting www.norfolkfoundation.com/funds/sheringham-shoal-community-fund/. Since its establishment in 2010, the Sheringham Shoal Community Fund has made grant awards totalling over £370,000 to various community groups, charities and schools in North Norfolk.
The 317MW Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, which is operated by Statkraft, is situated between 9-17 miles off the coast of North Norfolk, and in 2015, its 88 wind turbines produced 1164GWh, sufficient electricity for 278,000 UK homes [DECC DUKES]
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