Life saving donation from Tonga to Manchester College

A college in England has received a life-saving donation from the other side of the world! Tonga RLWC)

Wigan and Leigh College in Greater Manchester received a HeartSine Technologies defibrillator that had been donated by none other than the Tongan Rugby League team.

The players were based in Leigh during the Rugby League World Cup and donated the team’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the school once the tournament had finished.

New Zealand’s Rugby League World Cup team presented the life-saving kit, provided by HeartSine Technologies and BOC Healthcare, to all the teams in the tournament, on Tonga’s behalf.

Each year, over 17,000 people study at Wigan and Leigh College. The life-saving device will now be placed in the institution’s Sixth Form Centre.

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