Pupils go all red for Heartbeat

Whitechapel Primary school children wear red to raise money for Heartbeat
Whitechapel Primary school children wear red to raise money for Heartbeat

Pupils at Whitechapel school have given their support and got behind the Heartbeat charity.

On Friday, children dressed in red and had a full day of learning sessions about the healthy heart.

The school was asking for donations from parents and children in order to fund an Automatic External Defribulator for the school and the community, which costs around £650.

Nationally, an estimated 12 to 16 young people die every week due to cardiac arrest and it can happen to anybody no matter how fit they may seem.

The AED device enables the user to checks a person’s heart rhythm and deliver a powerful electric shock to the heart of someone who has collapsed. The Heartbeat charity is dedicated to the prevention and rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disease within Lancashire and is funded entirely by generous donations from their supporters.

For more information on how to volunteer or fundraise got to info@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk. Our sister paper the Lancashire Evening Post is currently running an appeal with Heartbeat to raise £37,000 for a dedicated new centre in Preston that will help people who have heart problems to get fit and stay healthy.

To donate to the appeal either:

Call Heartbeat on 01772 717147 to donate by debit or credit card

Visit the Heartbeat offices at Pond House, Harris Park 253 Garstang Road

Send a cheque to HeartbeatNW Cardiac Centre, FREEPOST NWW6598, Preston, PR2 9YZ)

Visit {http:// www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk|www.heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk}

Text a donation, text, MAKE37 £5 to 70070

Visit just giving – {http:// www.justgiving.com/HeartbeatAppeal|www.justgiving.com/HeartbeatAppeal}