The father of a 12-year-old who died from heart failure at school will got to Westminster to push for defibrillators in public buildings.
There's disappointment from campaigners after the Government said it won't pay for potentially life-saving equipment.
All primary schools in Liverpool are getting defibrillators in a £100,000 project to buy the potentially life-saving devices.
The father of a 12 year old boy, who died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest at school, has gone to Downing Street to press for action from the government.
Mark King believes his son Oliver would be alive today if there had been a defibrillator available.
He delivered a letter to the Prime Minister, signed by among others, the Liverpool player Steven Gerrard.
The call is for defibrillators at all schools and sports centres. Alison Mackenzie reports.
Campaigners calling for defibrillators in all schools and public places are heading to Downing Street today to press their case.
It follows the death of a schoolboy from Liverpool. 12 year old Oliver King died after he suffered a cardiac arrest in 2011.
His dad Mark, and Oliver King Foundation patron Councillor Jake Morrison, will deliver a letter signed by footballer Steven Gerrard, calling for a debate to be heard in the House of Commons on putting defibrillators in schools.
There's disappointment and dismay from campaigners in our region after the Government said it won't pay for potentially life-saving equipment in public buildings and schools.
It follows the death of 12 year Oliver King in Liverpool. Our reporter Mel Barham has more:
Primary schools in Liverpool are having defibrillators installed in memory of a youngster who died.
Oliver King's heart stopped during a swimming lesson in March 2011.
His family believe if a defibrillator was available his life could have been saved.