Former pupils walk 100km to help save lives of Hatfield youngsters

Picture: Supplied.

Picture: Supplied.

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A group of former pupils are taking on a big challenge to make a Hatfield school safer and potentially save lives.

Picture: Supplied.Picture: Supplied.

Former Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School pupils Claire Doctor, 36, Joanne Ross, 42, Kim Brewer, 36, and Sam Juggins, 48, will be taking part in the Action Challenge London to Brighton 100km (62 miles) walk on May 26.

The women, who live in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, self-funded their entry but decided to raise funds for the Welwyn Garden City-based charity DiPPs (Defibrillators in Public Places).

DiPPs place life-saving defibrillators in schools, sports clubs and communities in order to increase the odds of survival for cardiac arrest victims.

As former pupils and one of them having a daughter in Year 10, they wanted to fundraise more specifically for two defibrillators to be placed in the school.

DiPPS made a donation towards a first defibrillator prior to their May walk and following the completion of their challenge, any further fundraising will go towards a second defibrillator.

The inauguration of the first defibrillator took place on Monday, April 30th April, during the Rounders’ After School Club.

To donate visit www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/TeamLondontoBrighton

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