Big-hearted youngsters at Markland Hill Primary School help raise funds for defibrillator
9:38am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
YOUNGSTERS turned red to show how much they loved their hearts.
To celebrate Love Your Heart Day, children at Markland Hill Primary School swapped their uniform for red clothes in return for a donation to Bolton ICD (Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator) Support Group’s campaign to put a lifesaving defibrillator in all the borough’s schools. A special assembly was led by year one and two teacher Mrs Nicola Evans, who has an ICD, and representatives from the group.
She said: “We asked the children what Fabrice Muamba and I had in common and the answers included he trained me to play football and we had the same hair.
“None of them guessed and they were quite taken aback so it brought it quite close to home for them. I have a genetic condition which was picked up when I was three months old.
“Everybody wore red and raised £220 and we will continue to fundraise towards the cost of a defibrillator.”
The children also learned about how they could keep their heart healthy on the day.
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