The efforts of primary six pupils at Whitehills Primary School to provide a life-saving defibrillator for the Forfar community have been rewarded.
On Friday class representatives popped along to the Forfar Roof Truss Company to receive the latest £250 sponsorship cheque run by the Orchardbank company in conjunction with the Dispatch and Herald.
In the application signed by all 64 pupils and their teachers, Mrs Pamela Jarosz and Mrs Elaine Wilkie, the pupils gave details of their enterprise project which they hope will enable them to buy not one but two life-saving pieces of equipment to be sited in locations chosen by the Forfar community.
The pupils wrote: “A defibrillator is an electrical device that shocks the heart in a life threatening situation, saving someone’s life.
“A single defibrillator lasts for five years. If it saves at least one life in the community it would be worth raising the money. Each defibrillator costs between £800 and £1,200.
“Every day we give up our playtimes and lunchtimes for our workforce to stay in and sell, take orders and produce our stock. We sell decorated bags and rubber band bracelets that we produce.”
They also held an open day where they sold their own goods and donated items.
They continued: “Although we have raised money from our efforts so far, we would really like to place more than one in the community. We would be delighted if you would consider our application. We are sure the Forfar community and our classes would appreciate the sponsorship greatly.”
If you feel you or your group or organisation could benefit from a £250 boost then apply in writing to ‘Forfar Roof Truss Company Sponsorship Project’, c/o Angus County Press Ltd., 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar DD8 3AH. Accompanying your application should be details (no more than 300 words) providing relevant background on you or the organisation you represent and how the £250 could be used. The judging panel comprises members of the Angus County Press editorial team and each month the decision will be final. Repeat applications will be accepted although successful applicants will not be re-considered during the remainder of the year.