LIFE-saving equipment has been installed at a primary school thanks to a £500 donation.

The cash, donated to Kings Worthy Primary School by CALA Homes, has been used to buy a defibrillator.

It will come from the housebuilder’s community bursary scheme, which was launched in April 2017 and invites local charities, organisations and groups to apply for help to fund projects which make a difference in and around their communities.

Julie Mullane, headteacher at Kings Worthy Primary School, said: “We are thrilled to have received this funding as part of CALA’s Community Bursary. Whilst we hope that we never have to use the defibrillator, it will nonetheless give confidence to our school community and demonstrates just how seriously we take the safety of all our pupils and staff.”

Nick Twine, regional managing director for CALA Homes Thames, said: “After receiving lots of amazing applications from many worthwhile causes, we faced an incredibly tough decision when selecting the final successful groups for this year’s Community Bursary initiative. Kings Worthy Primary School’s application was one that, quite simply, had the potential to save a life.

“We are delighted to provide this funding for the defibrillator.”

The news comes ahead of the launch of CALA’s 2018 bursary scheme later this month.