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School purchase defibrillator

Students raise money

The Broxbourne School held a non-uniform day to help raise money to purchase a defibrillator that will be accessible in the school. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

In total the school raised £1,589.92, which ensures sufficient funds have been secured to purchase the potentially lifesaving device. The device will be stored in the school reception area and available for use as and when needed. The additional money raised after the purchase of the defibrillator, which comes to £1,090 will be donated to two charities: The British Heart Foundation, who works tirelessly in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) which works to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac deaths by promoting and developing heart screening programmes.

Thank you to all members of the school community who donated so generously.