Defibrillator fundraiser for Lodge and Highfield GP surgeries raises £3,000
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A ‘little love’ has been shared across St Albans with more than £3,000 raised at an event held to help buy two defibrillators for local surgeries.
The not-for-profit fundraising dinner was held at the 4 Nations Restaurant in George Street last Wednesday (25) to help pay for the installation of defibrillators at the Lodge and Highfield GP surgeries.
One of the fundraising organisers, Samantha Carroll, whose father, Steven, died suddenly following a heart attack last year, was keen for the devices to be purchased to help prevent further such deaths.
She said: “It was a fantastic event, and Janet Morris, practice nurse at the Lodge, and Tony Davies, practice head of both the Lodge and Highfield, were completely overwhelmed.
“We raised an astonishing total of £3,057.50, which includes six auction lots raising £1,265 in total from items donated by local businesses.
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“We are planning to also donate £500 to the Open Door charity, £150 to Earthworks, and the remainder divided out among local charities. So hopefully, a little love shared all round!”
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