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Seaford Young Mayor Raises Funds for Six Life-Saving Defibrillators!

Submitted on 13 September 2017 by STC Officers

Seaford Young Mayor Raises Funds for Six Life-Saving Defibrillators!

Each year the Young Mayor of Seaford Town Council raises money to support a charity or a good cause of their choice within Seaford Town. The 2016/2017 Young Mayor, Jessica Batchelor decided to raise money for the community, to introduce two defibrillators to Seaford Town for all of the residents.

Jessica started her term as Young Mayor by visiting local organisations and giving talks at their events about her defibrillator project, which resulted with many kind and generous donations being received. A donation from the Parish of Seaford and the NPS Lions Club, pictured below, was received for sponsorship of two defibrillator units.

Jessica also organised a non-uniform day with Seaford Head pupils for the day with all contributions were donated to the project. Jessica and her Deputy Young Mayor, Thomas Exley, also organised to have a stand at Seaford’s Christmas Magic event and held a Tombola with some fabulous donated items from members of the community and local businesses. After the success of this great fundraising, Jessica was able to purchase the two defibrillators as she originally wished-for for Seaford Town and received a grant from the British Heart Foundation for a further four defibrillator units; resulting in grand total of six defibrillator units being placed within the Seaford Town!

Jessica thought hard about where to place the six defibrillator units, wanting to make sure there was a good coverage throughout the town. The defibrillator units are therefore now placed at Martello Tower Toilets on the seafront, The View at Seaford Head Golf Course, Seaford & Blatchington Tennis Club on Belgrave Road, St. Leonard’s Church in Seaford Town and St. Luke’s Church on Walmer Road.

‘I’m so pleased to have achieved my Young Mayor’s project by placing six defibrillator units in Seaford town for the local community’s use. I couldn’t have done it without all the help, support and donations from the kind people of Seaford. I am still continuing with the Parliamentary Bill which I have submitted with help from Maria Caulfield, the local MP, for mandatory defibrillators in public spaces.’ - Jessica Batchelor, 2016/2017 Young Mayor of Seaford.

The Council congratulates Jessica on her tremendous achievement with the Defibrillator Project, thanking all those who donated and helped support the project, and will be closely following the progress of the draft Defibrillator Bill as it considered by Parliament.

 

  

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