Community rallies round to support Runcorn school's lifesaving campaign

Runcorn and Widnes World: Sophie Brake raising funds for lifesaving equipment Sophie Brake raising funds for lifesaving equipment

A LIFESAVING campaign to buy a defibrillator for a Runcorn school has been a huge success, thanks to World readers.

St Mary’s CE Primary School in Castlefields was inundated with support for their charity night at Halton Royal British Legion.

Former pupil Rebecca Brake, aged 30, a cardiac specialist nurse, who promoted the event, said: “The fundraising night was a great success, mainly due to the community response.

“Money raised from the fundraising night and other generous donations came to a grand total of £1300.

“The School now has the funds it needs for the defibrillator and the training for all its staff.

“This wouldnt have been possible without the support of Halton Royal British Legion, the Royal Naval Association, local businesses who donated raffle prizes for the night and the generosity of individuals.”

Head teacher June Morris was presented with the money at the charity night.

This specialist equipment can send an electric shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm.

The Oliver King Foundation, launched following the death of 12-year-old schoolboy Oliver King from a cardiac arrest, has offered to provide staff training.


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