By Harriet Ernstsons Wednesday 14 August 2013 Updated: 15/08 10:59
LIFE-SAVING equipment for schools can be purchased thanks to donations from a fun day in memory of a borough teenager.
The Redditch Heart Safe event at the Oast House on Saturday (August 10) was organised as part of Robert and Maggie Underwood's campaign to have defibrillators in every Redditch school following the death of their daughter Charlotte from sudden arrhythmic death syndrome.
Attendees donated £2,265.89 which is enough to buy two defibrillators, with activities including guess the weight of the cake, face painting, animals from Creepy Encounters and music. Maggie also had her head shaved during the event to help boost funds.
Robert said: "We couldn't believe the support we got from people. The comments people were giving us were second to none, the feedback was amazing and everyone wanted us to carry on doing what we are doing."
MP Karen Lumley added: "When the sudden emergency need arises, it is our duty to ensure that there is a defibrillator on hand to offer a lifeline. This equipment is vital and put simply, it will save lives.
"The work done by Robert and Maggie Underwood is incredible and they organised a first class fun day which I very much enjoyed."
For more information or to help fund-raise, contact Redditch Heartsafe online or call the Underwoods on 07794 637073.
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