Monday, 11 December 2017

Millie's Dream starts to come true

THE first defibrillator has been donated to a Henley school as part of the Millie?s Dream appeal.

THE first defibrillator has been donated to a Henley school as part of the Millie?s Dream appeal.

Rupert House primary received the life-saving device during a special assembly on Monday (Nov 4) and will host it in the school office.

It came just six weeks after Sarah Roberts, 44, of King?s Road, launched the campaign to raise £15,000 to equip 10 schools with a defibrillator.

She was inspired by her six-year-old daughter Millie, a pupil at Rupert House who has a heart and lung condition.

Millie presented the device with Georgia Newton, 10, whose father Barry paid for the £1,175 equipment on behalf of his company the GEOS Group, to headteacher Claire Lynas.

Mrs Lynas said the school was ?very lucky? to be the first recipient.

?I would like to say a big thank you to the GEOS Group and Millie?s Dream for allowing us to be the first recipient of a defibrillator because this is a really important machine that can help to keep us safe,? she said.

Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak, who attended the presentation, said the appeal was ?absolutely wonderful?.

Suzanne Stickley, of First Aid Matters, demonstrated to the children how to use the defibrillator on a dummy.

The device will be accompanied by a plaque acknowledging the donation by the GEOS Group, a transport and logistics company based in Station Road.

For the full story, pick up a copy of this week?s Henley Standard.

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