Durweston defibrillator-KHprefects2018

by Knighton Girls on Bikes in Durweston, England, United Kingdom

Durweston defibrillator-KHprefects2018
We did it
On 25th June 2018 we successfully raised £1,797 with 25 supporters in 42 days

The aim of the Knighton House Prefects 2018 is to support the local community and save lives by purchasing a defibrillator and housing unit.

by Knighton Girls on Bikes in Durweston, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

It is completely AMAZING to achieve our target amount. 

But will be totally AWESOME if we were to exceed it.  Just in case we have decided to set a stretch target so that donations will continue to be accepted.  With the extra money we will be able to ensure that 

  • The defibrillator is properly sign posted and advertised.
  •  There is a reserve of funds available to purchase defibrillator pads and batteries to keep the defibrillator in excellent working order. 
  • The training kit has supply of manikin replacement parts.



A little bit about us..

The aim of the Knighton House Prefects 2018, is to  support the local community and save lives by purchasing a defibrillator and housing unit.


As Knighton House Prefects 2018, we wanted to do something that would support the community that surrounds Knighton House and in some way create a lasting legacy of our final year at Knighton.  In the Autumn term we took part in the British Heart Foundation's ' Restart a Heart' campaign.  The majority of the  A's were trained in CPR,  what to do in an emergency and how to use a defibrillator... we all thought that it was a really valuable skill to learn and was the beginning of this journey.  

Our first week ..

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CONTRIBUTORS, its been an AMAZING FIRST WEEK.. We have had a little bit of fun taking photos around the school and have a few photobombing exploits planned for the coming weeks so keep looking, following and sharing our page..

After a little research...

After a little research, we realised that there was not a defibrillator locally, and we saw this as an opportunity to do something really good and to give something back locally.  We all got together and decided to write a letter to the Village Hall committee to see if a defibrillator was something that they would agree to being attached externally to the village hall. Thankfully when they came back they said 'yes' and  we decided to launch this project.

Oh, and another thing.

In addition to the defibrillator and the housing unit, we also wanted to do something that would ensure that people would know what to do in an emergency and how to use the defibrillator.   We decided that we would also like to purchase the Call Push Rescue training kit.  Future Knighton House prefects will be specially trained to facilitate CPR  workshops using this amazing piece of kit.  In addition to facilitating CPR training in school for their peers, Knighton will host open invitation CPR training for the local village community and the village primary school.

How FANTASTIC will it be when all Knighton House girls and quite possibly the whole community have the knowledge to potentially save lives.  Rosie H

It is really AMAZING to think that we could be saving lives in our community. Ottilie



Unfortunately we are unable to offer rewards when you make a donation to our project,  but we would very much like to send each of our contributors a thank you card and invite you to one of our future CPR training events in the new school year. Please be sure to leave your contact details when you make your contribution.

Thank you  Rosie R.M, Bea, Megan,Ottilie, Ella,Katie, Rosie, Scarlet, Evie,


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