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Public Access Community Defibrillator at Burgate School (Fordingbridge CFR)

5:47am 21st March 2017
(Updated 7:16am 21st March 2017)

Every step taken on a charity walk is getting a Salisbury school closer to having a life-saving piece of kit.

A team of 12 from Bemerton St John Primary have trodden a 10 mile route to buy a defibrillator.

The walk from Stonehenge back to Salisbury took place on Sunday. (19th March)

It was organised by the school's parent teacher association, the Friends of Bemerton School.

"As a committee at the school we do work hard all year round to raise money for the school, but decided that we would like to do something that would serve the community as a whole, which is when we came up with the idea of buying a defibrillator."

A community defibrillator is a device used to give an electric shock to help restart a patients heart when they are in cardiac arrest.

Defib Bem 2

(They did it! The team pictured at the end of their fundraising walk)

Natalie Morabito (pictured below) told Spire FM the support they received was amazing:

"We actually received a lot of donations as we were walking, so we receive an email every time we have a donation. So I think it was probably about 8 or 10 emails over the walk on Sunday, which was great.

"We'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated to this fantastic cause, and also to all the local business that have supported us.

Natalie Morabito

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If you want to help the team with their efforts, you can find their online fundraising page at www.justgiving.com

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