Pupils enjoy festive fundraising for Devon cardiac charity

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 December 2016

Acting stars: Pupils at Feniton Primary School.

Acting stars: Pupils at Feniton Primary School.

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Every pupil at Feniton Primary School has shown off their acting prowess to help purchase a new defibrillator for a South West cardiac charity.

The schoolchildren performed in one of three different shows, held over six performances, as part of their Christmas gift to the parents and community.

Collections held at the end of each show have been pooled together and donated to Devon charity Heartswell.

Based in Plymouth, the charity supports cardiac patients, families and carers.

At each show, a member of the school council told the audience why the collection was so important.

The school and local community are looking to raise funds for a community defibrillator and the training to use it through Heartswell.

The charity has donated essential life-saving cardiac equipment to hospitals in the South West, including Plymouth, Exeter and Treliske.

It is now assisting communities to install and be trained to use defibrillators.

Colin Butler, executive headteacher at Feniton Primary School, said: “I am so proud of how well all the children have performed.

“It is a real privilege hearing all the wonderful comments from the audience after the show.

“Not only are the shows a gift to the community, but could be helping to save a life by installing a defibrillator.

“The collections at the school’s Christmas shows are the 
first fundraising done for this project!!

“I am hoping that we have 
raised the initial £500 so 
that we can proceed and 
get the installation done, while raising the remainder.”


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