A new defibrillator has been donated to a secondary school in Watford.

Danbro Electrical Services Limited handed over the lifesaving device to Westfield Academy on March 28.

This marks the start of a programme by the company to sponsor new defibrillator installations in community spaces in Watford.

Jamie Moon, one of Danbro's directors, said: "We have been thinking about how we can support our local community for some time and sponsoring a defibrillator in our local area, enables us to use our skills to install the machine, support local sports, which we are all passionate about and also provide a life-saving piece of equipment next to a well-used sports facility."

Watford Observer: Steve Brown, Jamie Moon, Gary Dancy, Directors and Tom Gardiner Enginner and coach Nascot Wood

Westfield Academy headteacher Mr Body said the school was grateful for the donation, adding: "Thank you so much to the directors of Danbro Electrical for their support and consideration to all of our community."

The new defibrillator will be registered with The Circuit, a national network of defibrillators used by the NHS ambulance service.

Watford Observer: Jamie Moon Danbro, Mr Body, Head Teacher, Gary Dancy, and Steve Brown Danbro

According to the British Heart Foundation, there are around 30,000 heart attacks every year in the UK outside of a hospital setting, and if a defibrillator is used within two to five minutes, the survival rate jumps from six percent to 74 percent.