A life-saving defibrillator has been installed at Thomas Cowley High School in Donington, thanks to the efforts of a student’s family and a local business.
The family of Year 7 student Ben Laud have been regular fundraisers for children’s heart charity Heartlink, since Ben had a successful procedure after suffering a potentially fatal heart problem when just nine.
They held a fashion show to fund a defibrillator for the school, but when approaching businesses for raffle prizes, were stunned by the generosity of Quadring firm Crossroads Nurseries who offered to pay for the device.
Now the family hope to put the £600 raised from the show towards a screening programme to be held at the school.
Thomas Cowley head boy and girl Michael Delaney and Ellie Crick are pictured holding the defibrillator with, from left: Back Ben’s mum Paula Laud, nan Sue Vince (fashion show organisers) Henry Bingham of Crossroads Nurseries, head teacher Ian Dawson and Personal, Social and Health Education lead Clytie Smith. (SG211016-102TW)