Celebrations as Malcolm Sargent gets defibrillator

Steve Gaunt, chairman of the Malcolm Sargent primary academy PTFA, vice principal Tim Cox, Jo Seager , teaching assistant and Dannin Vincent from Dosh4Defibs at pres of machine to the school EMN-141012-202457009

Steve Gaunt, chairman of the Malcolm Sargent primary academy PTFA, vice principal Tim Cox, Jo Seager , teaching assistant and Dannin Vincent from Dosh4Defibs at pres of machine to the school EMN-141012-202457009

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A woman who is campaigning to get life-saving equipment into each primary school in Stamford, is celebrating after the first school has received its defibrillator.

Dannii Vincent who is running the Dosh4Defibs campaign, to get a defibrillator into each of the five primary schools in Stamford, is ‘delighted’ after visiting Malcolm Sargent Primary School to see the new piece of equipment.

The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) at Malcolm Sargent School were so impressed with Dannii’s campaign that they jumped at the chance to provide the full amount of funding to have a defibrillator fitted at the school.

Dannii who is a parent of the school said: “I am delighted that Malcolm Sargent are the first school in Stamford to get a defibrillator, it truly is a fantastic bit of kit and will mean so much for the school and the children.

“They are currently waiting for training to take place but as these are fully automated, it can be used by any untrained adult.

“I would like to thank the PTFA at the school for funding it on their own and for backing the cause, for me personally as a parent this is one less worry, knowing there is one at the school and I’m sure many other parents will feel the same.”

The school is currently planning on having a special launch assembly for the children, which would involve Dannii coming along to the school to explain what the new defibrillator is for and how it can help save lives.

Tim Cox, vice-principal at Malcolm Sargent, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Dannii Vincent was able to contact the PTFA and push her vision to get life saving equipment in school.

“One would hope you would never need to use it, but it gives you security and peace of mine.

“I hope that this new equipment would give us the opportunity to save a life if ever it was needed in that instance.”

Dannii is still hard at work raising funds for the other primary schools involved, although she is still waiting for one school to accept her offer of a defibrillator.

Stamford Amateur Boxing Club have also been helping with the fundraising and handed over a cheque for £456 to Dannii, raised at its amateur boxing show held at The Deepings Leisure Centre.

To help support Dosh4Defibs, you can e-mail Dannii at: ddrewvincent@aol.com or you can visit Dannii’s JustGiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/Dosh4Defibs-Stamford.