Slyne Rotakids raise cash in bid to help save lives

Slyne-with-Hest Primary School have been presented with a defibrillator by The Rotary Club of Carnforth.'Pictured  are staff and pupils with Mike Craddock (left) Past President and Ian Bradley Vice President of Rotary Club of Carnforth.'18th May 2015
Slyne-with-Hest Primary School have been presented with a defibrillator by The Rotary Club of Carnforth.'Pictured are staff and pupils with Mike Craddock (left) Past President and Ian Bradley Vice President of Rotary Club of Carnforth.'18th May 2015
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Slyne schoolchildren have helped raise money for a lifesaving device to be fitted at their school.

Slyne-with-Hest Primary School’s Rotakids group was formed after Carnforth Rotary contacted the school two years ago to work alongside them in bringing in a defibrillator.

Year 5 teacher Sam Culkin said: “The children from years 5 and 6 chose local charities that they wanted to work with, and they decided they wanted to raise money for a defibrillator.

“They did some fundraising, including holding an afternoon tea, and raised £1,400, together with donations from parents.

“It was a real sense of achievement for the children.”

The defibrillator is now up and running in school, and can also be used by the local community in an emergency.

The village also has a second defibrillator at the memorial hall.

Training is to be held in school for staff and older children to learn how to use the device.

The funraising was helped on its way by the school’s previous Year 6 children, assisted by teacher Miss Pottinger.

The new Rotakids group is now continuing to raise money for other worthy causes.