Meridian School says thank you to community after raising enough money for two live-saving defibrillators at Royston site
- Credit: Archant
Staff at a Royston school were delighted to announce that the community’s generosity has meant they have bought two life-saving defibrillators after they launched an appeal to drum up funds.
Since the appeal went live back in March, contributions have come in from parents, students, staff and governors, town organisations and individuals who use the school site during the evenings and weekends.
Acting deputy headteacher David Atkins said: “We are extremely grateful to all who have donated money to make this possible.
“This generosity has helped to create a safer environment for our community and may, indeed, help to improve the chances of saving lives in the future.”
One of the defibrillators is now kept in the open main reception area of the school in Garden Walk, and the second will be kept in a cabinet in the pavilion building.
The defibrillators are intended to be able to be used without specific training, but a familiarisation session was delivered by members of the ambulance service to help build confidence.
This was well attended by school staff and the community, and another session is due to be held in the next academic year.
- 1 Vehicles, greenhouse and fence 'smashed' in Royston
- 2 Former company boss fined after illegal waste dumped at quarry
- 3 Royston Bloomsday marks 100th anniversary of James Joyce's novel
- 4 Stansted Airport and Cambridge trains disrupted after tree falls on tracks
- 5 Artists open up in record numbers for Cambridge Open Studios 2022
- 6 A505 long delays between Royston and M11 motorway at Duxford
- 7 Royston Town happy to be a breeding ground if it helps their own progression
- 8 Pictures of Duxford Summer Air Show 2022 at IWM Duxford
- 9 IN PICTURES: A Cambridgeshire showcase at the inaugural County Day
- 10 Bank of England warns people have 100 days to use old £20 and £50 notes
School office team member Karen Bickers was instrumental in starting the fundraising project.
“Thank you to everyone who has made this possible,” she said.
“The fundraising site is still open, but will close shortly – we would welcome any additional donations, either online at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Meridianschool or in person at the school office, since the extra money will help in the cost of maintenance and battery replacement in the coming years.”
For more on Meridian School see www.meridian.herts.sch.uk/.