Education & Family
by Aspect County

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. 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!