Buxton Dental Practice Donates Money To Local School To Buy Defibrillator

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Members of staff from a dental practice in Buxton have raised hundreds of pounds to help a local school buy a defibrillator.

The team from Lightwood Dental donated £600 to Buxton Community School to help fund a defibrillator, a piece of lifesaving equipment. The school successfully managed to raise the remaining £600 and six members of staff and 30 students will now be trained to use the defibrillator, an effective piece of equipment for treating somebody who has undergone cardiac arrest.

Dr Tony Cowan, from Lightwood Dental, said that the practice members had decided to donate towards the cause because his son, Daniel’s friend, Ben, sadly collapsed and died last year. Staff members have been taking part in a number of events and activities to raise money for the school, including sponsored walks and patients have been very generous with supporting the fundraising effort.

Head teacher, Deb Hill, said that the school is very grateful for the kind donation from the dental practice team. She added that there is always a fear in the back of your mind that something awful could happen and it is reassuring to know that the school has equipment on-site, which could potentially save lives.

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