ANOTHER school has received a potentially life-saving piece of medical equipment after the fundraising efforts of a kind-hearted dog trainer.

Janet Garret, of Janet’s Puppy Skool, has throughout the year been raising funds to put defibrillators in schools, something she considers vitally important.

And yesterday she and trusty canine sidekick Mack met staff and pupils at Liden Primary School to hand over the device.

It is the fourth school to receive a defibrillator through Janet’s fundraising efforts in conjunction with Swindon Heart Safe.

Janet said: “It might be the fourth time we have donated a machine, but it doesn’t get any less exciting.

“We are giving something that is very important and that can be there if there is an emergency.

“It’s something the school wouldn’t have otherwise been able to afford and it’s good to know that, if the unthinkable happens, there is a chance that a life can be saved.”

Janet’s proud pooch Mack also went along to perform a few of tricks for the pupils.

“I was asked if he would join the assembly and show off his skills,” she said – something Mack certainly enjoyed.

Janet has previously given defibrillators to Dorcan Academy, Churchfields Academy and Tadpole Farm.

The last school to receive a machine will be Uplands College.

A defibrillator is used to deliver an electric current to someone whose heart has either stopped or developed an irregular rhythm, to get the heart beating normally again.

“One more to go and it’s all very exciting indeed,” Janet added.