Our defibrillator has been officially dedicated in loving memory of Robin Todd. Our Year 4 children attended a dedication ceremony on Thursday 12th July 2018 at the Robin Todd Centre to celebrate the achievement.
Our head teacher, Mrs Lucy Griffiths, gave this speech:
Every year, the children on South Hetton Primary school take part in the National Go-Givers competition.
The children wanted to raise money for a community defibrillator and set about raising awareness and collecting donations from local businesses, parents and residents of the community.
They attended and presented their campaign at the regional Go Givers award ceremony and quickly raised enough money to buy a defibrillator and cabinet, gaining interest from local councillors, the community and further afield.
Of course, the success of a project is the actual achievement of seeing it through to the end and that has now been achieved.
Through the dedication of the children and support from the community they have raised awareness and fulfilled their goal with a fully functioning defibrillator outside the community centre in memory of councillor Robin Todd.
I would like to say I hope it never gets used, but with 73,000 people suffering heart attacks a year and heart disease being the UK’s number one killer, if the defibrillator saves just one life, then it has been worthwhile.
I gives me great pleasure to declare the South Hetton defibrillator open!
We would once again like to thank everyone who has been involved in the project. A community awareness session has been arranged for Wednesday 25th July 2018 6-8pm at the Robin Todd Centre for anyone who would like to know about the defibrillator.