A community defibrillator has been installed at Greenfield thanks to the fundraising one of their star pupils.
Riley Preston is a Year 7 student at Greenfield Community College. He set himself a goal to raise enough funds to purchase a fixed defibrillator.
He raised over £800 selling football cards, baked and sold cakes at a charity football event and even used his own pocket money to buy and sell lemonade.
With support from Red Sky foundation funding the remaining amount, he has been able to reach his target and fund a fixed unit cabinet defib.
This is accessible for football teams, tennis clubs and many other clubs who use the schools sporting facilities.
This defibrillator is in memory of Darren Scott who sadly passed away last year.
Thanks to Riley and his dad Mark Preston there are now over 10 fixed cabinet defibrillators around the local area of Newton Aycliffe.
There are also more than 10 portable defibrillators that have been donated to boys, girls, women’s and men’s football teams throughout Newton Aycliffe in order for them to be at the pitch side if they are ever needed.
This latest fixed cabinet defibrillator is installed at the side of the gym at Greenfield Community College.
“Many thanks also to Andrew Wilson who owns the local company DSM – Plastic Injection Moulding – who have kindly donated the fantastic football kit to our talented Year 7 football team,” said a Greenfield statement.
“Plans are now in place to arrange basic first aid training to the school football team, as well as staff and pupils at Greenfield Community College.
“Once again, we would like to thank Riley for his fantastic fundraising efforts.”