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Nursery’s new defib may help save a life

The “unwavering” efforts of an Astbury nursery have funded the purchase of a lifesaving piece of equipment.

Staff at Astbury Lane Nursery, on Astbury Lane Ends, managed to raise enough cash to have a defibrillator installed. Previously, the nearest piece of emergency equipment was over a mile away.

Through a sponsored walk, a raffle with prizes donated by nearby businesses and families, and a climb to the summit of Snowdon, the nursery, part of the Village Nursery Group and Thrive Childcare, also raised £770 for The British Heart Foundation.

Manager Kate Smithers said: “I am beyond proud of this achievement and the support that we have had from our families, staff and community in reaching our goal.

“To be able to purchase the defibrillator and also donate to the British Heart Foundation is more than we had ever hoped for.

“We ensure that the safety of all of our children, staff and families are at the very heart of all that we do. Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey.”

Emma Jones, operations director at the Village Nursery Group, said: “Kate and the team’s vision and dedication to providing the local community with lifesaving equipment has been unwavering.

“We are thankful to our families, team members and the local community for their support resulting in the successful installation of the defibrillator, with a special mention to Kate for her organisation of the fundraising.”

(Photo: Village Nursery Group).

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