St Augustine’s pupils hand over final donations for Dosh4Defibs

St Augustines Catholic Voluntary Academy cash presentation to  Dannii Vincent of Dosh4Defibs  by pupils Payton McManus and Temperence Newman EMN-150313-155748009

St Augustines Catholic Voluntary Academy cash presentation to Dannii Vincent of Dosh4Defibs by pupils Payton McManus and Temperence Newman EMN-150313-155748009

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The final funds raised for the Dosh4Defibs campaign have been handed over by pupils at St Augustine’s Primary School in Stamford.

The school has raised over £1,000 for the Dosh4Defibs campaign, helping to fund one of the five defibrillators that will be installed into each of the primary schools in Stamford after a successful fundraising campaign.

The pupils handed over £1,080 to Dannii Vincent, who started the life-saving campaign back in October last year. The funds were raised from a sponsored silence which all of the children took part in.

Susan Bray, school business manager said: “The children in KS2 were quiet for 30 minutes and the younger children in the school were silent for 15 minutes. As they knew it was for a worthwhile cause they found it very easy to maintain the momentum and were rewarded generously by parents and friends who sponsored them.

“For a small school we raised a big amount and are very proud of the support and generosity of parents.”

Dannii Vincent, from Stamford launched the campaign alongside the Mercury, in memory of her nephew, Bailey Drew who died in May, aged 11, from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).

Through the generosity from local businesses and the community, Dannii has been able to raise the vital funds needed to pay for five defibrillators.

Dannii said: “I am extremely pleased with how successful St Augustine’s fundraising went. They really got on board and got stuck straight in! The children should be really proud of themselves. “