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Fundraising for The Children's Heart Surgery 

Handing over the cheque to help save lives

Recently, students at Leeds East Academy have raised money for a defibrillator unit at Seacroft Village Green and some of the pupils are getting trained on how to use it.

Building on this success, students have continued their fundraising efforts to support children with inherited heart defects and have raised an impressive £659.96.

At the end of term, Lisa from The Children's Heart Surgery Fund in Leeds visited the Academy and spoke with 7CDA. The students then presented her with a cheque for the charity.    

Fundraising events included the Cookery Club baking and decorating buns for a bake sale. The buns and cakes were sold to pupils at break and dinner times to raise money.

A number of pupils sold merchandise and raffle tickets. The merchandise ranged from wristbands, mugs, pens and pin badges and continued to be sold for the rest of the week. The pupils showed great enthusiasm on the stalls.

On the last day of fundraising, a number of pupils attended a CPR training session that took place in the Academy. All those pupils that took part were awarded British Red Cross Certificates. CPR trainer, Dennis, was impressed with the maturity, determination and good humour of all pupils.