Grantham schoolchildren present cheque to charity

Cheque ceremony: Pupils raised over �400 for the LIVES charity.
Cheque ceremony: Pupils raised over �400 for the LIVES charity.
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Charitable schoolchildren from National Junior School took part in a cheque presentation ceremony after raising £438.56 for LIVES, a Lincolnshire charity made up of volunteer responders who attend medical emergencies.

The LIVES team first visited the school in May to deliver vital CPR training to all 472 pupils, 60 members of staff and even some parents, as part of BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Save a Life campaign. Wanting to raise funds for the charity, the children paid to take part in a non-school uniform day and LIVES visited the school last Thursday to receive the cheque from the funds raised.

Headteacher Kay Sutherland is pleased with the amount of effort that the children made.

She said: “Everyone really enjoyed the training and all the children agreed that it was a useful life skill to have.”

The school is now hoping to fund-raise for a defibrillator unit to be housed outside the building to serve not only the school but the local community. It hopes that other local organisations may help with the purchase so that it becomes a community project.

For more information on LIVES, visit: www.lives.org.uk