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Dundee pupils raise money for life-saving defib

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St John Scotland's Angus and Dundee area have helped install a Public Access Defibrillator in Dundee, which was funded by pupils from the city's Craigowl Primary School.

The defibrillator has been installed at McColl’s store in St Boswell Terrace in the St Mary’s area of the city.

The primary pupils raised more than £1,000 towards the cost of the defibrillator by holding an open-air concert, with every pupil taking part, and organising a “wear red” day. Their funds were topped up by donations from the Monarchs Hockey Club and the Nine Maidens Domino Club.

Craigowl Headteacher Euan Smith said, “I’m really proud of how the children and their families supported us in doing this for our community – and of course we are all grateful to the hockey players from the Monarchs and the domino players from the Nine Maidens.”

The defibrillator is now registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service, and anyone responding to a cardiac arrest in the area nearby will be directed to it when they call 999. Volunteers from our Angus and Dundee area helped install the device, and will check the defibrillator regularly to ensure it remains in working order.

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