School Fundraising

One of our aims is to ensure that every school in Wales has a defibrillator and staff working within the school trained to use it in the event of an emergency situation. Defibrillators save lives so we would love for your school to get involved and raise money to get your hands on this life saving equipment.

How can your school raise money?

There are so many ways you can fundraise for us. You could start by putting together a fundraising committee with children from different age groups on board then get planning your events! Here are just a few ideas to help you along the way:

  • Sponsored sports events
  • Sponsored silence
  • Doing chores such as gardening or helping with the cleaning in return for a donation
  • Get the whole school baking for Wales’ Biggest Tea Party

We would love to work with your school and will support and help you along the way so please get in touch.

Saving Lives in Welsh Schools Project

Welsh Hearts are working alongside anaesthetic and intensive care doctors from all over the country to teach important life saving skills to schoolchildren in Wales.

Hour-long sessions will provide a thorough understanding of basic life support and may even stimulate an interest in a career in medicine. By passing on our experience and skills we will give the students the confidence to deal with medical emergencies and ultimately in saving patients lives.

Every week in the UK 12 young people die suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition. On 12th February 2012 our 15-year-old son Jack Thomas became one of those 12 young people.

3643002Jack was a fit and healthy boy who had represented Wales all across Europe on a number of occasions in Taekwondo. Jack was an A* student and had been successful in gaining a scholarship at Cardiff Sixth Form College Jack’s death came as a complete shock to us, as Jack had never been ill. To this day we still have had no answers to why our precious boy fell asleep.

Since Jack’s death we have set up a memorial fund in his name.

All our local leisure centres have been provided with a defibrillator, but not our local schools. It is because of this I have set up Jack’s Appeal, which has been backed by The South Wales Argus and Welsh Hearts. The aim of Jack’s Appeal is to provided all Comprehensive Schools starting with those in Gwent and the Rhymney Valley with defibrillators

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