Claremont School students raise over £1,200.00 and obtain two defibrillators for their School
Claremont student, Ross, ran the Hastings Half Marathon with 6 other Year 13 PE students and two members of staff to raise over £1,200.00 to buy the School a defibrillator and potentially save lives. The School agreed to match the runners efforts and buy a second defibrillator for the Prep School. Ross is pictured presenting the defibrillator to Mr. Dickie, Deputy Head.
When asked about his motivation to raise the money, Ross said “I was shocked to find out while studying PE that 270 children die at school each year in the UK having suffered a cardiac arrest 1. However, evidence shows that if a defibrillator is used within the first five minutes of a cardiac arrest it can increase survival rates by up to 68%.
These stark statistics have encouraged me to research more into defibrillators and, in doing so, I believe a great way to give back to the school that I have been at for six years, is to fund raise for a defibrillator to keep future students safe.”
From the Claremont School, we can´t thank you all enough for your efforts and incredible achievement!