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IMPORTANT DEVICE: Bushey schools raise £1,800 for public access defibrillator

 Published on: 14th July 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

An infant and junior school in Bushey have come together to raise for a public access defibrillator to benefit the community and provide reassurance.

A defibrillator is a valuable device that gives an electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. Merry Hill and Ashfield School created a GoFundMe page in honour of members of the local community who have sadly passed away from heart-related conditions.

Having liaised with the families, the schools decided that the money raised will purchase a public access defibrillator that will be located at Merry Hill. Less than one in 10 people in the UK survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest and the school’s hope that having a defibrillator on site will play an important part in saving people’s lives.

Melissa Adams, Headteacher at Merry Hill Infant and Nursery School said: “We are delighted to announce that we have raised a total of £1,895 which exceeded our target. This really is a testament to the generosity of our local community of which we are proud to be a part of.”

Carolyn Dalziel, Headteacher at Ashfield School added: “Ashfield and Merry Hill families are rallying around and offering support in ways that are truly admirable.”

Interest in defibrillators has surged following Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsing during a Euros match on June 12. The British Heart Foundation reported a huge increase in website traffic between June 13 and 18, receiving 133,320 views on its CPR and defibrillator pages, up from 6,942 from June 6 to 11.

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