Pupils at Thackley Primary School hosted ‘Save a Heart Day’ on Valentine’s Day in order to raise money for a life-saving Defibrillator. The school hopes to raise enough money to buy a defibrillator to be kept outside the school grounds and available to the public 24 hours a day, meaning residents and anyone at school can get the help they need in an emergency.
The school took part in the ‘Save a Heart Day’ with a series of fundraising activities which included all the children coming to school wearing red or pink, a fantastic Valentine’s bun sale and a raffle for a teddy bear and Valentine’s hamper!
The school has also received generous donations from the local community & businesses of which they are very thankful, Jigsaw Out of School and Holiday Playscheme, The White Bear Public House, and parent Tracey Hall who made & sold heart shaped cakes.
Kate Bainbridge who is a KS2 teacher at Thackley Primary School and leading on the fundraising said:
“Thackley Primary School hopes to raise enough money to buy a life-saving defibrillator for the school and wider community.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the UK’s biggest killer, killing 100,000 every year, and 15 young people every week. Having a defibrillator at the school for us and the local community increases a person’s chances of survival to between 70 and 90 per cent.”
Coun Imran Khan, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Employment and Skills said:
“Congratulations to the staff, pupils and parents at Thackley Primary School on raising funds to go towards this life-saving equipment. We hope they reach their goal to fund the defibrillator.
Hopefully this will not need to be used but it is reassuring for the school and the community that the defibrillator is available if required”.
To make a donation, please contact: Mrs. Annette Patterson, Head of School T 01274 414437.
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