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Whisby Nature Park raising £1200 for community defibrillator

Written by on 19th February 2016

The puddle splash at Whisby Nature Park

The puddle splash at Whisby Nature Park

Tiny tots donned their wellies this week to raise money at Whisby Nature Park.

They braved the wind and mud for a puddle jump, in the name of raising £1200 for a community defibrillator.

The parks also running a Charity Walk on Wednesday, as well as other fun events throughout the year.

Sheri Lake, education and community officer at the nature parks Education Centre, said: “Because we’re such a remote location, it’s so that it’s accessible for anyone for anyone in the local area.

“It’s not just for use in the nature reserve, it’s for Thorpe on the Hill, and any of the local villages, to make it more accessible so there’s less of a panic if something does go wrong.”

The event follows a recent study by Natural England that says that 10% of children haven’t visited a natural environment in the past 12 months.

“A lot of kids react really well to being outdoors, we’re trying our best to get as many kids outdoors as possible,” said Miss Lake.

A public access defibrillator is used in case of a heart attack, they are designed to be easy enough to be used by anyone in case of an emergency. They are often found in public spaces such as shopping centres and football grounds.

Lucy Wilkinson, a senior cardiac nurse speaking on behalf of the British Heart Foundation said: “It’s really important that we can get them in as many public spacers as possible, because we know that a bystander giving immediate CPR and defibrillation can double a person’s chances of survival.”

If you are interested in donating, you can donate at the Nature Centre at Whisby Nature Park or visit the Just Giving page


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